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    Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wants members of Congress to stay home more often.

    “We used to pay farmers not to grow crops, let's pay congressmen to stay out of Washington, D.C.,” Jindal said in an interview with Human Events. “Mark Twain said that our liberty, our wallets were safest when the legislature's not in session.”

    Jindal, himself a former congressman, said once elected, many lawmakers become entrenched in Washington and become the very people they once campaigned against.

    “Make them part-time, give them term limits,” Jindal said. “Don’t let them become lobbyists. When they have to live under the same rules and laws they pass for the rest of us, maybe you’d see some more common sense coming out of Washington, D.C.”

    As the system works today, he said, “you’ve got a permanent governing political class.”



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    Why do so many Republicans complain about themselves.

    If he was as concerned about changing the government that he is of improving his image and wallet.... things would improve.
    To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
    ~President Barack Obama

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    How about getting the corporate money outta D.C.?

    It's the money, not the time... burying us. That includes everyone on this board. Whether you want to admit it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger from Ohio
    If he was as concerned about changing the government that he is of improving his image and wallet.... things would improve.
    Why do you say that? Has he been doing something unethical or illegal?

    He seems to have a pretty good reputation. Did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiri
    How about getting the corporate money outta D.C.?

    It's the money, not the time... burying us. That includes everyone on this board. Whether you want to admit it or not.
    How do you propose to do that, every politician is owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiri
    How about getting the corporate money outta D.C.?

    It's the money, not the time... burying us. That includes everyone on this board. Whether you want to admit it or not.
    Yep, there's too much of that. We were promised an end to Lobbyists and earmarks. It would have been a good thing......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity
    Why do you say that? Has he been doing something unethical or illegal?

    He seems to have a pretty good reputation. Did I miss something?
    The main point of my post... he is an ex-Congressman, current Governor..... but he is complaining about the government.... wants to go against the constitution by turning congress into a part time job.
    To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
    ~President Barack Obama

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger from Ohio
    The main point of my post... he is an ex-Congressman, current Governor..... but he is complaining about the government.... wants to go against the constitution by turning congress into a part time job.
    Forcing people to buy insurance goes against it as well, are you displeased with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayers57
    Forcing people to buy insurance goes against it as well, are you displeased with that?
    Im pretty sure that
    certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    covers that in the United States Declaration of Independence

    Oh... no one is forced...... They can get insurance and a tax break.... or they can stay uninsured and get no tax cut.
    To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
    ~President Barack Obama

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    It's the perpetual refrain from the left that if we just had the "right people" in charge (whoever that may be), then government would work great. And yet we get different people in year after year, decade after decade, century after century and government still functions in fundamentally the same clunky, wasteful, and often counterproductive way. And having more of it, doesn't make it better. It just gives you more of the same. I don't know what more I can say to help you libs realize that it's not the people in office but simply the nature of the office itself.

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