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Does Congress Work Too Much or Too Little?

“Congress is out of touch because congressmen are overpaid, overstaffed and away from home too much.”

Besides the fact that he said “congressmen” (although, maybe he meant that congresswomen aren’t overpaid…) Rick Perry’s new “idea” to fix Washington is to cut the salary of Congress in half, and send congresspersons back to their districts. What do you think? Would this work? Is this the problem with Congress, or are WE the problem? I agree that Congress should be more responsive to voters, but would Perry’s proposal accomplish this? Most Americans want the government to do more to fix problems not less, so I wonder whether this alternative would have unintended consequences….please share you own thoughts about this plan.

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