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How Washington Really Works

backwaterbilly Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 12:18 PM
Start By Forcing Term Limits & The 28th Amendmant
Blair31 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 1:06 PM
Maine, where I lived for 12 years, has term limits. Members of the Maine Legislature are limited to one term. When they were enacted, the defenders of the status quo said that it would lead to a loss of institutional memory. It hasn't. We need a 29th Amendment. One that calls for representatives to serve
ONE two-year term, and senators to serve ONE six-year term. If a six-year term's good enough for Vicente Fox and Bob McDonnell, isn't it good enough for a U.S. Senator? Also, repeal the 17th Amendment with the 29th Amendment.

Want to know how Washington really works? Can you say, “Crony capitalism”?

Roll Call has just reported on yet another scandal that shows the character of some of our representatives in Capitol Hill, and the picture isn't pretty.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa indicates that former mortgage company Countrywide Financial Corp. offered discounts on home loans to hundreds of Washington officials, including several Congressmen and a myriad of government workers. Countrywide's "VIP Unit" was happy to provide these perks to those who were in a position to return the favor.

This VIP Unit processed loans for...