Why do all Bills need to be so large and complicated?

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    Am I the only one who thinks that the bills congress creates are too long and over complicated. Shouldn't they be more easily understood?
     
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    yes they should be...they should be written at an 8 th graders level if need be....they should be able to bottom line stuff..with here is our goal and mission statement....here is how much its gonna cost to achieve the goal....for some reason everyone has forgotten how government is suppose to work and both parties are guilty of that
     
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    Because if our representatives actually knew what was in some of these bills they might be inclined to vote "No." Also, they want the people to remain as apathetic as possible, and if you start making bills accessible to the layman then you open the door for them to form an opinion and contact their elected officials.
     
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    If a bill wasn't 1200 pages long and convoluted, then how would senators and representatives hide their pay offs to their campaign contributors?
     
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    I believe that the sun is our energy solution.....

    but the sun never made a campaign contribution. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's a lot easier to hide pork in a 1200 page document...
     
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    It goes back actually to the Gerald Ford administration. Congress controlled by Democrats then as now, passed a big waterworks project Gerald Ford vetoed it saying it was to expensive and wasteful which it was. Since that time the only time something that is short and moderately intelligble to the average voter makes it to the presidents desk is when congress is trying to make some sort of political point against the current president. The real point of it is to as much as possible circumscribe the presdents veto power.

    Oh and let's not forget that 95% of congress critters are by training lawyers. And Lawyers tend to speak natural a peculiar dialect of Englsih called Obfuscese.
     
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    Agreed. There's no Constitutional restraint on how they do it, though, so...

    I would amend Article I.

    All bills must have a single purpose.
     
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    Um ... they can't have us "common folk" understandin them now can they ... then who would tell us what they mean? :eusa_whistle:
     
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