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Ok we cant shoot everyone from 27 , yet ! How about Congess House pf reps . Would anyone else (I woulld ) Like to see these Reps cut back to same as Sen 6 uears 2 per state only . We have more unsettled business in this country because of the insanity coming from the hallowed Halls than out of a nut house .We should b reducing the number of reps and keeping them 6 years so they arent running for office all the time ! Do the Country some Good .


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3 yrs. max. for senators and rep's.

1 senator per state

2 rep's per state

One 6 yr. term for the Prez.

reduce the size of the fed. gov't by 50%

all entitlement programs to be handled by each state

Back to State's Rights

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What's needed in this country is some SERIOUS voter education. Maybe a law that says you can vote only if you actually pay income tax.



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It's a shame and down right scary to watch our country go down the shitter because of our govt. It's gonna get a lot worse before it gets better.
 

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Are you sure you want Reps. answering to voters less often? Are you sure you want politicians in office who have 6 years to be naughty and never have to answer to voters? Perhaps it would be better for all of them to face re-election every year. The campaigns are non-stop anyway and there would be less time for mischief if they had to run every year.

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If you can get them out of office they find another job in the government. Cant get the pigs out of the trough.
 

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Six years is too long for a bad president, and four years is too short for a good one.<br>
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I don't advocate messing with the balance of power in congress. Our founding fathers set things up the way they are for a reason.<br>
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I think dardanelles is on track with the best idea - being able to recall senators and representatives.<br>
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On top of that, I think in order for them to truly represent the public, they need to have their salaries, pensions and fringe benefits based upon what the average American gets. No more and no less. This can easily be done with census information. It might give them a bit more insight into "the little people".
 

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Putting term limits on Senators and Congresmen would put them in the lame duck catagory and then what would we have. A do nothing but have fun congressional commities. same thing that we have now with the President we have. He's considered a Lame Duck Says things but does nothing. Still no Fencing on the boarders. Rich. (inPeoriaAz.)
 

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Actually, lame ducks can be a menace. They sometimes figure they no longer have to answer to anything, and vote for some really bad legislation.
 

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I agree with Pat.....longer terms, less members......The main problem is that to be in congress is a career now, these folks get educated for it and live for it....they are more interested in themselves than they are in the people they represent........I don't think that is what the founding fathers had in mind.....SC
 

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We have good and bad politicans in this country. What suprises me is how the bad ones continually get re-elected. Some times running with no competition. We have had politicians that have stole and lied to their constituency yet continue to get re-elected. We have had politicans who have slept with page boys or have hooked up with female and male escorts on tax payer money, yet get re-elected. We have had politicans who have got caught with drugs, arrested and jailed yet get re-elected.

Every politician in Washington, in your state, county and city know that most of thier constituency is apethetic and for the most part "WILL NOT" hold their hands to the fire when they denigrate the office they hold. They beleive the American populace are sheep and will lend little but lip service, while giving them a free ride later on.

When Americans start holding their elected officials responsible at every level you will truly have a government of the people, for the people and by the people. If not, your going to get the same sorry shit we currently have and in a very short time its going to be even worse.

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Read Rick's (Rico46) take on the subject. He hit it
right on the head. Such a small percentage of the American
population will take the time to sit down and write a letter
(or type one) to his/her Senator/Representative, it makes me
sick. One hand-written letter, (NOT an email 'form' letter,
those things are next to useless) thoughtfully composed and
direct to the point, has much more effect on a Congressman
than millions of people sitting around, bitching. Also, folks,
remember that the act of Voting (intelligently, we hope) gives
one the right to complain and whine when things don't go our
way. Those folks who stay home from the polls and don't bother
to vote deserve what they get and don't have the right to
bitch.

JMHO (and good post, Rick)

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