What do you think?
It was Willis Carrier’s invention of modern air conditioning that lead to a permanent legislature. Prior to that, the humidity in the region impelled the representatives to leave during the warm months.
How about this for an agenda? Instead of raising the debt limit a Trillion dollars at a time, do so monthly. Tie the 100 billion dollar increases to the elimination of govt. If 0bama wants the govt to remain running for say February of 2011, you cut the NEA, or just the part of it that gives money to PBS and NPR. If he refuses to sign it, the govt shuts down, and BE READY to tell the country what is happening. Do this and they should be able to cut 10-12 wasteful programs from the Federal budget slowly, like they were introduced to the country.
I think it should be like states like WY or MT, only meet a couple of months and cut pay accordingly ! And impost a 2/3 or better, 3/4 majority to pass new laws and new taxes and a simple majority to repeal laws and reduce taxes.
As it is, unelected and faceless regulators have far too much power.
The amendment which TRULY needs repealed is that which gave females the right to vote. Thanks to the brainless “fair sex”, we were given Clinton and Hussein! And last night a MAJORITY of females STILL voted democrat. What a mistake...allowing these creatures to screw up the US and trample on the Constitution.
Shorten Senators’ term to 4 years, or better yet, 2. Shorten representatives terms to 1 year.
Look at it this way (as I posted on a thread last night):
Not only did the Democrats have a 59-41 edge in the U.S. Senate coming into 2010, but they had a huge advantage in the way the six-year Senate terms came up for election in 2010. There were 40 Democratic seats in the U.S. Senate where there was no election this year, while the Republicans only had 23.
Based on that fact alone, this should have been an opportunity for the Democrats to make big gains in the Senate. But that party is in such terrible shape that they've had a hard fight just to hold onto their seats -- while the Republicans successfully defended all of their incumbents and added a few more.
2012 will be a very different story -- and will be a much better opportunity for the GOP to win the Senate. Of the 33 Senate seats up for election in 2012, only 10 are now Republican seats and 21 are held by Democrats (the other 2 are the Democratic-leaning "independents" in Vermont and Connecticut). There are quite a few vulnerable Democrats in 2012 -- and by "vulnerable" I mean Democrats running in states that either supported GOP presidential candidates in at least two of the last three presidential elections or had strong GOP showings in 2010. By my count, these would include:
Bill Nelson (FL)
Claire McCaskill (MO)
Debbie Stabenow (MI)
Jon Tester (MT)
Ben Nelson (NE)
Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Kent Conrad (ND)
Sherrod Brown (OH)
Jim Webb (VA)
Joe Manchin (WV)*
Herb Kohl (WI)
I put an asterisk (*) by Manchin's name because I don't even consider him a Democrat for the sake of this discussion. He's on such a short leash as a Senator for West Virginia over the next two years that he'll probably oppose his fellow Democrats on most policy issues. If Obama goes into the 2012 election cycle with very low popularity ratings, look for Manchin to publicly announce that he's joining the KKK in a desperate attempt to distance himself from the Obama administration.
By my count, the only really vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2012 are Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Olympia Snowe of Maine, with John Ensign of Nevada and Bob Corker of Tennessee also somewhat vulnerable because of scandals and/or close races in their last election bids.