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Friday, February 20, 2009

No More Beat The Clock

Long long time ago, congressional monetary legislation was commonly gauged in units of millions. As legislative entropy has been inching its way into the trillion dollar land, omnipotent forces have created a possible crash square in the middle of more hurry up legislation.

Most recently, the so called "stimulus" legislation had added to the already unbelievably high numbers permeating the DC area. The across the board plotting of the course of current runaway spending is one very damaging consequence to our republic. All this grandstanding was once again acted upon with a stopwatch clicking and no time to think. Are these most important actions government at work or just another day of speed dating?

By creating a single act of legislation, the often corrupt officials are able to guide their reasoning towards enlightenment. Additionally, the current buzzword "transparency" might actually have a chance to get even a bit closer to reality while a greater segment of the citizenry is able to actually gaze upon its legislation.

Washington, DC's pro-small government advocates,Downsize DC has been advocating for a long while with an idea which would at least force a temporary timeout in order to create time for Senators and Congressmen to very carefully study upcoming legislation. In short, Downsizing DC advocates that all bills in Congress ought to have at least a seven day shelf life before a vote is casted. This potential legislation is known as the Read the Bills Act.

Yes... it is true that any legislative scheme will never be one hundred percent free from political disgrace, but lets require our ever increasingly less reliable politicians to study our incrementally larger legislative process. Potentially corrupt bodies occupying space on Capital Hill must be expected to be accounted for an actual vote of reason. One way to eliminate this governmental mismanagement is to gut anymore speed rounds of "legislative beat the clock."


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