Eliminate the house of representative.

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  1. LilOlLady
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    ELIMINATE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE.

    In order to cut government spending and balance the budget and create a smaller government. They are a useless bunch of freeloaders anyway. Eliminating the House would save in paying their salaries, medical coverage and outrageous retirement. Let the Senate and the president run the federal government and Governors run the state government without any help or interference from the federal government. We all have to make sacrifices and it should start with those calling for sacrifices, smaller and less government involvement. Why do we need a House and Senate anyway? Let the Senate and the federal government run on income taxes and states run on state and local taxes.

    Since the new House is calling for smaller government, let give it to them. Eliminate their jobs, medical coverage and retirement would same how much money in the long run?

    House members are just a booth itch for the country and need to be eliminated. Certainly not problem solvers or whatever their job is. Do they really need to be paid a salary? This should be a voluntary program only. House of Representative is just another entitlement program that need to be eliminated.

    These members, like Senator John Kerry who is estimated to be the richest man in Congress being worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, or Representative Jane Harman who is estimated to be worth $225 million dollars, continue to receive a paycheck and a pension plan out of the taxpayer’s dollars
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    We should just eliminate any salary/benefits of elected officials that is higher than the median income for all americans instead of getting rid of a body that represents more americans than the senate does. (See how the house is set up compared to the senate for why this is, and no im not talking about which party is in control ;))
     
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    ooooooooooooo, now who is that is ANTI-GOVERNEMNT?

    poor babies must not like the fact the Republicans be fighting AGAINST the boyking.

    I bet they were calling for this when the Democrats had control...:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    If anything the HoR ought to have one rep for every 30,000 residents.

    However I'd be sympathetic to a plan that made their salaries lower.

    I also think we ought to have at least 4 Senators per state.

    I'd consider any plan that limited their time in Congress though.
     
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    I am for term limits on senators and if in order to get term limits part of the deal was adding 2 new senators per state I would support it.

    And yeah, they make WAY too much money (fat cats themselves just like wall street)
     
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    Better get to work moron. It will take a constitutional amendment.
     
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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    The purpose of the House is to minimize the power of each state the resides in the Senate. Getting rid of the House would make Delaware (yes that is a state) as powerful as California and Texas in passing legislation. If the people do not like what is going on they can make changes next year. And with the Republicans alienating the Hispanics, blacks, seniors and lower income people, they may be legislating themselves out of a job. Of course many are locked in because they have gerrymandered the districts so that true change is almost impossible. Only a 100 or so seats are really up for grab every election. But it is our system and we have to work with it. Failure to engage leads elitism.
     
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    Think we have problems now, how would the House work with 10,000 members?!?!
     
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    Why pick on Delaware? If you reaaly want to make your point, Wyoming would be more apt. It has a lower population than D.C.!!!
     
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    I'll make all the decisions for free...
     

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