"Cuts" can come by repeal
Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:52am

of bad or outdated laws. No need to send those clowns on search and destroy missions of what good they don't like to cut. Something of a "make room" policy instead of an "add on" policy. US legal code is most bloated and burdensome in the world. Entire libraries are dedicated to nothing but law, through which even intelligent supercomputers take significant time to wade in relevant case search.

Unfunded mandates are legislators' way of "showing" constituents how "on top" of issues they are. They get some hare-brained idea and before you know it, we have to implement it. Education is a favorite target, and the unfunded mandates they pass to improve schools do just the opposite. Through forced compliance, everything is "watered down" to make room, and keeping track of it is Herculean. It produced the population who settled on H Clinton and D Trump as prez choices, with the winner being ________. I cannot underscore a better example of the degradation of education quality and cultured ability to think than this election. Comparison with Clinton is no defense.

  • I agree wholeheartedly....Sprout, Tue Nov 7 9:42am
    IMO if a bill cannot get enough votes to pass without having to dodge the responsibility for paying for it, then it should not pass. Every bill should be FULLY funded from the get go, and if there... more
    • "Cuts" can come by repeal — Pikes, Tue Nov 7 11:52am
      • Certainly so. Sprout, Tue Nov 7 12:28pm
        The bill can include another older law/program that it ends/cuts/repeals to free up the funds for the new piece of legislation. One suggestion I heard was a proposal to make every bill die after X... more