Restructure the House & Senate

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  1. Lumpy 1
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    Is it possible, am I just naive, would they allow it, HELL, do they work for Us..?...:eusa_snooty:

    It's my contention that the Party Leadership within the House and Senate wields to much power over our Representatives and Senators and needs to be restructured and their powers diminished....:eusa_boohoo:

    Destroy the Party Power Structure that encourages say, party line voting, so that Senators and Representatives are independent to vote the conscience of their constituents.

    It's the way the power structure within the House and Senate (by Democrat & Republican leaders) are wielded against the members that causes them to lose touch with their voters, wants and needs. (lobbyist is another problem)

    Say for instance with the Health Care bills, not all the ideas by Republicans or Democrats are bad or good yet Republican ideas are shot down with party line voting and at the same time Democrats are forced to toe the line on the leaderships plan. (one party has to lose)

    In politics and in the House and Senate, there are obviously extremes on both sides but the bulk of the Senators and Representatives are arrayed center left & right, they probably come to Washington ready to get down to work for the people then get caught up in the Party Power Structure and we end up forgotten and screwed....:hmpf:
     
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    I have a great idea on how to save lots of money within our government. Let's lay off half of the Senators and half of the Representatives. In my judgement, at least half of them aren't worth a damn anyway. Think of all the money we could save. Every other business in America is laying people off. Let's give it a try here.
     
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    Amen to that, let's start with the leadership...
     
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    If anything, a big problem is a lack of party discipline.
     
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    If anything, the House needs to be enlarged.
     
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    Repeal the 17th Amendment.

    Problem solved.

    Really.
     
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    My dream of no political parties will happen before you see these goobers do that.
     
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    Take them out of the equation. Have the states call a Constitutional Convention.
     
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    Not all the problems, but that's a big step in the right direction.
     
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    We need to restructure our entire government at this rate.
     

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