Originally Posted by PEB
Yep your members of Congress apparently are pretty tired after all the work they did in 2013 working for like a 132 days are cutting it down to 114 days. Yep your members of Congress will work at about 1 day out of 4 days. They are planning a schedule that would require them working 8 days a month. Congressmen who pull down 174,000 dollars a year are looking to cutting down their work schedule even more. Of course they will say they are meeting with constituents. Right now congressman and senators spend about 1/4 of their time meeting with political donors. More and more time is spent raising campaign cash. Should people start a group like tea party or OWS and demand these guys to spend more time on the peoples business? These are the same people who complain that people are not working hard enough for their food stamps LOL?
I suggest a referendum. GPS ankle bracelets for all elected officials. Work schedule aside, they need to be on call 24/7. Additionally it's for their own safety. Consider it part of security detail. Can't protect 'em if you don't know where they are at. Might as well draw some blood for health insurance rate purposes and drug testing at the same time they take the oath and get accessorized. I'd like to ask soldiers about giving yourself to the government during service contracts and what that means in terms of sacrificing privacy and free time. See if they think knowing where your top politicians are at all times.
Then we just correlate this with the phone metagpsdata of all the journalists, lobbyist, cronies, blah blah and now we're not experiencing information asymmetry to the degree that our politicians would prefer.