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To: JennysCool
Of course, here in the 21st century, there is little actual reason for our Congressional representatives to go to Washington in the first place

Eggggs-zackly! Video conferencing saves Corp-America a lot of bucks, and I can even partake right here with my web-cam, a high-speed link, and some software. I've 'sat in' on meetings with a dozen other folks!

Our congress critters, tho', would miss their 'perks', fab lunches, dinners, and Happy Hours.....

....and they'd have to, as you point out, mix with us 'common folks'.

6 posted on 03/14/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("There are no stupid questions. There are, however, many inquisitive idiots." - unknown)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck; All
Emmanuels Sirens, FReepers have got to track these people and let people in their districts know how they voted, especially if they parade as conservatives. My website has a link to congressional voting, if not linked Yahoo
http;//www.theusmat.com/
7 posted on 03/14/2007 9:29:05 PM PDT by mosesdapoet
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To: GoldCountryRedneck

Yup! All this jettin' off to Washington basically accomplishes nothing but lots of lunches with lobbyists, TV exposure, knockin' back the good stuff with cronies (Hello, Teddy!), and keeping the escort services in business.

There's no reason at all for Congress to act like it's the 1700s and they all have to personally travel to one building in one city to get their legislatin' done.

They could meet personally in times of national crisis and for events like the State of the Union, but other than that they could get much more done staying in their home districts and "meeting" electronically.


8 posted on 03/14/2007 9:52:25 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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