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A few congressmen tried to do just that about during the Clinton years but it went nowhere.It was originally tried during FDR's reign and was voted down by his reps in congress. Both sides use this process for leverage and it never should have been allowed. Our founding fathers would turn over in their graves should they ever have seen this being done. If they were ever to come back some how, there would be duels on the mall over they way our present government is run because of the insult they would feel!
Originally posted by notreallyalive
Great thread - thanks for bringing it out.
I'd like to know what was changed between when this bill passed at 6:25 pm, with only 17 members not voting, and when it was passed again at 9:01pm with 136 members not voting. Numbers here taken from Government websites (not Fox News)
Originally posted by Mekanic
reply to post by Rockpuck
Better idea. If you miss 5% of the votes, you are ineligible for re-election.
These people are supposed to be representing us, yet how many of them vote one way because they are of a certain party, or not vote at all because they just don't feel like it. The country would already be a better place if our own congress gave a crap about it, rather than lining their pockets with money from banks, corps, oil, etc.
I still say fire them all and start over, then they'll get the hint that the US citizens are serious about the future of our country.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Someone needs to introduce legislation that makes it impossible for ANY piece of legislation to be voted on unless there is at least 95% of the voters present at the time of the vote.
Simple enough, and I can think of no reason as to why that should not be the case?