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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    My first though was a tactical non-nuclear strike on DC, but too much collteral damage. So the next best thing would be an open season with no limits on all lobbyists.
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    My first though was a tactical non-nuclear strike on DC, but too much collteral damage. So the next best thing would be an open season with no limits on all lobbyists.
    Then term limits.


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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by tidefanbeezer View Post

    ...Require that bills / laws be written in such a way that they can fit on a single piece of paper and can be easily understood without a law degree.
    This is an awesome idea. One unintended repercussion of term limits might be that if a selfish politician ( a little redundant?) knew he only had, say, 6 years to make as much money and side deals as possible, then they would be even slimier than they are now. At least now they pretend to be worried about getting voted out of office if they screw up too royally...

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Was just googling and found the following. Itís for the 115th Congress but donít imagine itís changed a lot. 194 reps and 44 senators list public service/politics as their occupation

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    term limits: max 16 yrs of 'public service' for all elected and appointed officials. make it easier to fire bureaucrats (in any govt agency) deemed as not meeting expectations of their respective federal govt job....and make it so those folks cant 'agency hop' from one federal agency to another

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    I would become dictator so I could make all the changes I want.

    A more serious answer would be to rewrite the Constitution

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Require that anyone seeking public office may not increase their net worth beyond their earnings from the office they seek. No investments etc.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    "Old dog - new tricks"

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Get rid of ALL dishonest politician
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by willie52 View Post
    Get rid of ALL dishonest politician
    No need to be redundant.
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    This is tough because I hate lobbyist and I love term limits.

    My idea for term limits is a little extreme. No re-elections...ever. 1 and done.

    Now, they can be representative, then a senator, then president, etc. But no more than 1 term for each office. Then they have to go get a real job like the rest of us and actually live in the world they are destroying.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by tidefanbeezer View Post
    Term limits for everyone.

    Require that bills / laws be written in such a way that they can fit on a single piece of paper and can be easily understood without a law degree.
    Well, OK, but I'm not sure you'll like the result...
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Do term limits work? I feel like I've read that term limits actually make the government less effective and active. We already move at a snails pace as it is.

    That said the studies I think I'm remembering were focused on the executive branch.

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