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Poll: Should Congress telecommute?
A Daily Poll ^ | July 2, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)

Posted on 07/01/2009 9:01:46 PM PDT by tenger

Poll: Should Congress telecommute? A Daily Poll.


TOPICS: Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: congress; save; telecommute

1 posted on 07/01/2009 9:01:46 PM PDT by tenger
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To: tenger

Hell yeah they should! Most all of their meetings and hearings could be done via video conferencing. They could even vote from home online.

Hell, they don’t read the dammed bills anyway...


2 posted on 07/01/2009 9:07:37 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: tenger

No, they should all resign, Washington needs an enema


3 posted on 07/01/2009 9:10:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: tenger

Sure, why not let them telecommute, then they can ignore or approve of bills they have not read from the privacy of whoever is giving them favors at the moment.


4 posted on 07/01/2009 9:11:19 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: tenger

I believe new rules should be set forth in Congress and the Senate. All bills must be read fully, and every single bill must have a yes or no vote, no more of this “present” BS.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 9:12:04 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: tenger

They should just stay home and leave us alone. We’d be better off paying them to do nothing.


6 posted on 07/01/2009 9:13:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: tenger

I have advocated this for years. Even suggested it only last week when I called my congressmans office about Cap & Trade.

The Texas Legislature meets very infrequently and we get along fine.

Reduce the size of Washington, move them away from the concentrated lobbyist, and put them near their constituents.

YES!!!!

Can you imagine how much operating cost would go down. This is what you call downsizing government.


7 posted on 07/01/2009 9:14:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: tenger
No.

Congress should go home until we actually need them.

"Don't call us, we'll call you..."

8 posted on 07/01/2009 9:15:39 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: tenger

They should be under house arrest.


9 posted on 07/01/2009 9:16:44 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (Just say "No" to socialism.)
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To: tenger

At least the morons will have to read the stuff. All useless.


10 posted on 07/01/2009 9:28:11 PM PDT by Pit1
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To: tenger

Personally, I’d eliminate their expense accounts, and change their retirement and medical plans to the same as those in private sector.


11 posted on 07/01/2009 9:30:53 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: tenger

Yes, they should:

1. telecommute

2. be barred from stepping foot inside DC.

3. be barred from subscribing to any media from outside their district.


12 posted on 07/01/2009 9:39:10 PM PDT by JLS
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Congress should be restricted to meeting only three months out of the year.

The country would run much better then.


13 posted on 07/01/2009 9:44:33 PM PDT by Francis McClobber
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To: tenger

They are already on Mars.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 9:45:52 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: tenger
Oh Yeah! Can you imagine what life would be like if they actually had to face their constituents every day? They know they have spit in our faces and they fear us....as well they should.
15 posted on 07/01/2009 9:59:08 PM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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Why bother?
America would be a better place if they just stayed home in silence for the next four years!


16 posted on 07/01/2009 10:04:56 PM PDT by G Larry (ObamaCare = "DYING IN LINE!")
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17 posted on 07/01/2009 11:31:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2)
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To: tenger

Anything that distracts them enough so they can’t get anything done isn’t a bad thing. I’d rather have the present frozen in time than have them keep running roughshod over the country. They are public enemy number one in my book.


18 posted on 07/01/2009 11:39:50 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: tenger

NO. That would give Kennedy an excuse not to cast his vote in person.


19 posted on 07/02/2009 3:06:57 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: tenger

One advantage to Congress telecommuting would be they would be living at home close to the voters that elected them and not as likely to be twisted by the cesspool of Washington politics.


20 posted on 07/02/2009 6:47:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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