Skip to comments.Perry ad pushes for a part-time Congress - "Let them get a job back home like everyone else has."
Posted on 12/26/2011 1:27:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Great, have them go in for the SOTU speech and then go home. Just think, with very little time in DC they won’t be passing nonesonse laws and they won’t be prey to special interest groups. The only special interest groups who will have ready access with be the constituants of the state. What a concept, representativbes who will actually represent the interest of their state.
I’m all for it, but wouldn’t the very Congress legislate itself outta bydnyz?!
I’m all for it, but wouldn’t the very Congress hafta legislate itself outta bydnyz?!
Thank you for this thread.
This article by Schoenberg poses this question: If Washingtons the problem, - - ?
Schoenberg did not explore the larger aspect of that question, but we here in Freeperville have a duty to do just that.
President Reagan rescued the US Economy by encouraging private business to grow the economy.
The economy grew, but the increase in predatory taxation and micromanagement regulation by the US Federal Government, grew much faster. Hence, it is no longer possible to “grow the economy.”
Thus today, it is not possible to grow the economy at a rate greater than 3 % per year, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve.
It is all well and good to repeal this taxation, or repeal that regulation, but those necessary actions do not resolve the question Is Washington the problem?
The entirety of Washington must be uniformly reduced. Rather than debating winners and losers, everyone who receives Federal money gets the same “Pay Haircut.”
If one compares the production ratios of our GDP to the Capital Destruction caused by the US Federal Government, the ratio is roughly 20 to 40 % Capital Destruction by the US Federal Government.
However, if the % of Capital Destruction were to be reduced to less than 10 % of the Americas GDP, then the 50 % total cut suggested by Perry for Congress would be an excellent blueprint for the rest of the STEELY BEAST known as the US Federal Government.
To those who scoff at this reasonable idea, allow me to remind you of how diificult it was for the Super Committee to cut ANYTHING from something as simple as the increase in the rate of spending for the next 10 years.
Congress has degenerated from a Republic comprised of elected officials to a us or them system which can easily be controlled by three people: Majority “Leader” in the Senate, Speaker of the House and a flavor of day pOTUS. The “Big” Federal Government has been reduced to a small government of just 3 people, without checks and balances.
As we look at the ideas brought forth by the Primary Candidates, let us look for what they propose to actually do to UNIFORMLY reduce the financial size of the US Federal Government, the Government that has proven itself a failure by becoming to big.
BTW, let us all ask the Primary Candidates this question: “Is Washington DC the main problem for the American people, businesses and core values?” Our Grandchildren want to know - - - - .
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