Our Congressmen and women only work for us on a part-time basis. The number of days Congress is in session is limited. And when they are session, members are requested (required by their party leaders) to spend four hours per day dialling for dollars (calling potential donors for campaign donations). Since we taxpayers pay their salaries and generous benefits, isn’t it reasonable to require that our representatives represent us on a full-time basis? That will only happen if elections are publicly funded. Then they might actually have the time to read the bills that they must vote on.
- Tea party congressmen sacrifice staff’s health for political statement (dailykos.com)
- NSA Has Been Spying On Members Of Congress For A Long Time (news.firedoglake.com)