One hundred years ago states needed full time representation in D.C.. to make sure their needs and desires were represented equally. Now that we have fast transportation, state of the art communications we can have our representatives stay in there home states and communities most of the year and have them just visit D.C..They could keep a skeleton staff staff there and the government provide B.O.Q.'s for the Congress and their staff when they are there. Forbid any business organization,(labor,lobbyists,
or whatever) from contributing any money gifts etc. Limit contribution amounts and only registered voters to contribute and do away with soft money. Set stiff penalties including jail time for multiple offenders (any government and contributors) and enforce them. This would make them see what real life is like and be more accountable to their communities. Just a thought.
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