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The Senate is the Problem

janice124 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:27 AM
I agree the Senate is the problem. Why do the polls always include both the House and the Senate when they ask the American people what they think of Congress? To be fair, they should separate the House of Representatives from the Senate when they ask the American people what they think of Congress.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 10:23 AM
It shouldn't matter what "the people" think about the Senate. Senators should be chosen from the state-level legislators, not popularly elected, and Senators should be subject to recall by those legislators in the event the Senator fails to represent their state legislators' will.

Repeal the 17th Amendment, and you solve the "Senate problem".

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