December 18, 2011
Only 9 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Congress, so some people are floating ideas that might help Congress's image. You have more, I am confident, so fire away.
1.) No budget no pay.
2.) Up or down vote on presidential appointees within 90 days.
3.) Filibuster must be old-fashioned type--Senators on cots.
4.) Three five-day work weeks every month. I would add: no lobbyists permitted to meet with members during regular hours.
5.) No fundraising in Washington.
MJS: I counted up the number of sports related sections in Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper and it was alarming. Here is my list (have PolitiFact check):
2.) Sports in general
4.) College sports
5.) Prep sports
No wonder they cannot cover stories in the Capitol! Even with all that space and they can't look into the real story of the proposed arena or the total costs of Miller Park. Who got paid? MB&F?
Village of Brokaw has been decimated by plant closing. Are we to believe that Walker was not informed of the plant closings? Could the state get a little creative in saving jobs?
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Ours is a remarkable system. We spend our precious votes putting people into office who are supposed to represent us. When they get there, too many refuse to be held accountable and most seem to have their own agenda. In the case of Walker and company, they yell "foul" when we choose to exercise our right to recall politicians who have failed us.
Ever wonder why no one respects politicians or the work they are to do?
-Maria Caliente | Middleton, Wisconsin | December 18, 2011