After all the reading and listening and watching – when I get the chance, I’ve begun mulling some questions around in my mind – don’t have any answers, would be interested in hearing from anyone who does. But here are a few.
1.Why not limit Congress from serving more than two terms? That’s all that a president gets. Go in, do your best for two terms and then out.
2.Why not stop Congress from voting for their own pay raises? And how and why did that get started anyway?
3.Why not stop paying for law-makers high-priced insurance premiums? You know they just might pass some changes in the law on the insurance companies, if they had to find one for themselves.
4.Why not make Congress pay into the Social Security System. They make the laws for it, so maybe if they spent some of their own money, they might have a little more incentive in making it solvent.
5.Why not stop companies from paying CEOs and other executives’ outrageous salaries and bonuses while doing away with workers pensions?
6.Why not stop all this unnecessary spending so we will have the money not only for the countries security, but to help the needy and elderly Americans? I’m really big on that one! Improve our schools, our highways, our bridges and levees, our infrastructure in general?
7.Wouldn’t it seem likely that changes like these would put people in Congress who sincerely wanted to improve the country – not just for themselves and their buddies, but for everyone? It seems that the longer men and women stay in the Congress, the better they get at bending the rules and somehow that always seems to end up benefiting them more than the country.
But the sad thing is, only members of Congress can do this, after all they’re the lawmakers, but somehow I’m just not real sure that the Congress is really that interested in changing much of anything.