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Old 03-10-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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The better idea to me is to dust off the 10th amendment and return issues and departments to the states. Representation would be much stronger and closer to the people where it belongs and save money by not growing the gvt.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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This is actually a serious problem. Our elected representatives cannot and do not represent us when their constituencies are close to 1 million people. While I respect some poster's points about growing an already outsized federal government, I have to also point out that one of the reason's lobby groups and special interests have so much sway is because an elected representative is going to be responsive to what information he gets. The organized message of lobby groups has more of an impact than the disorganized and not uniform messages of hundreds or thousands of constituents. We need to do something to make our elected representatives to the federal government more answerable to the people those representatives are supposed to represent. Expanding Congress might seem wrongheaded, and perhaps there are other solutions, but it is a problem that requires attention.
No, it's actually not a serious problem at all....

500 and change in the House and Senate and they have nothing better to do then waste hours and days spinning there wheels in discussions for useless matters like NCAA BCS and the World Series..... Other non-binding resolutions and fighting things like regulations that don't even exist...

only 500 and they can't even run efficiently....OR.....maybe they don't WANT to...
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If you ask me, it should be the Governors and the attorney general of each state, making the decisions the House and Senate make today.


The States have lost too much power, since the Civil War and accelerated since Woodrow Wilson's intellectual trampling of the Constitution.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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I think it would be very logical to have the House be 3x bigger and to abolish the Senate entirely. It won't ever happen because the crooks in Washington would never dilute their power for the good of our country.
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