Applied to Congress
Fri Sep 1, 2017 10:22am

Congressional spending could follow a similar model. Any bill submitted must include a plan for payment that does not add to the debt. No more unfunded mandates. If a bill doesn't have such a plan, examined by economists who verify soundness, it is killed on the spot.

Congress could be paid a minimum wage, with commissions for legislation passed and repealed. A visit to any law library shows what a brachiosaurus US Law became. God only knows how many useless laws are on the books. The system needs to be streamlined and made manageable. That process could begin with repeal of unfunded mandates.

But, this won't happen, because the hens and roosters all determine their own pay and job duties. It takes six years to fire a Senator.

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      • Yes...we should do absolutely nothing.HeavyHemi, Fri Sep 1 6:28pm
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    • Eric Berger summed it up pretty wellJeeves, Fri Sep 1 10:38am
      Eric Berger just published an account of what he went through in Houston during Harvey. It's a good read. I completely agree with his conclusion. This is probably the worst US flood storm ever, and... more
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      • One way Trump intervenedPikes, Fri Sep 1 1:23pm
        An Obama executive order Trump recently repealed required government notification of property owners who chose to rebuild on determined flood plain or flood drainage lands, that they did so at their... more
        • They gov't can alwasy be asked...Sprout, Fri Sep 1 6:27pm
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          • This is differentPikes, Fri Sep 1 7:14pm
            It requires people with lost property in a flood zone to be notified that for future reference, as per future needs, FEMA and other Federal assistance cannot be expected if they rebuild there.
    • Applied to Congress — Pikes, Fri Sep 1 10:22am