Sunday, September 05, 2010

Why We Need to Eliminate the "Lame-Duck" Congress

Reading about all of the possible awful things that Congress could be up to in that time between the election and the installation of the new Congressmen, it suddenly occurred to me:
Why does this continue?
Why can't the new members take their seats by 2 weeks after the election?  We have air travel, hotels aplenty, and other means of getting them in place without delay.

Failing that, how about letting them participate in votes via an Internet hook-up?  Virtual Congress, 1.0.  That would give the outgoing Congressmen time to pack up, say their good-byes, sell their houses, move their belongings, and get the kids enrolled in the new schools.

Having a lame-duck Congress is one of those artifacts of US government that needs to be re-thought.

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