Congress at work

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Bar­ney Frank is on a roll about lim­it­ing the in­come of busi­ness lead­ers.

Af­ter watch­ing the law-mak­ing process on TV, and see­ing that most of the law­mak­ers’ seats are empty, I be­lieve that new rules should ap­ply to Congress. If they are not in at­ten­dance, they shouldn’t be paid. Also they should have their ben­e­fits cut by the same per­cent­age.

If facts are needed, “ex­perts” should be im­ported to the com­mit­tee meet­ings, that would al­low the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the cit­i­zens of Amer­ica a much more ef­fi­cient law­mak­ing op­er­a­tion. I re­al­ize that that would be a hard­ship on our rep­re­sen­ta­tives and sen­a­tors, by cut­ting down their travel “fact find­ing” trips, but I be­lieve the sys­tem would be much more ef­fi­cient. Af­ter all, we didn’t elect them to spend much of their time trav­el­ing around the world.

Many of the abuses in our law-mak­ing sys­tem could be cut to a min­i­mum by hav­ing term lim­its. Jack Ly­don La Crosse, Wis­con­sin

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