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Few in congress can relate to the common people
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
Anybody should be allowed to run for office. The problem is that each Congressman represents 750,000 people. I don't think 750,000 people could agree on anything, so they're just representing the noisiest thing in the room.
The numbered limit of 435 Congressman was arbitrarily set by Congress in the 1930s.
We should, instead, have 1 Congressman per 50,000 citizens. That would put the total at around 6,000 Congressmen. They could meet at RFK Stadium until the Capital building was altered or a new one built; or we could move the House to some place like Omaha or Denver. They don't necessarily need to be in DC.edit on 21-11-2012 by GreenGlassDoor because: (no reason given)
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