We need a overhaul the present Dysfunctional Congress; with a New Congress that can bring back by-partisan compromise legislation. The strangle hold the Deep State, and lobbies have on our legislative process must be broken. We must pass term limitation, election reforms and a constitution amendment to balance the budget. The incumbents will never agree to any reforms that are contrary to the interest of the Deep State lobbies and special-interest groups. The voters must replace the old Congress with new Congress.
They are five reasons why Congress is Broken and must be Replaced by a new Congress.
1: MONEY: Money is the mother’s milk of politics it is also the root of all evil. Most Congresspersons spend half their working hours raising money for Re-Election at special party call centers. Most of the money comes from K street lobbies, who have represented clients who want the Congress to help their clients by passing favorable legislation. The Congressperson is also pressured to raise money for his party; the more money he raises for his party the better committee seat he gets. It boils down to this; you need money to get elected and get a powerful committee seat, the money the Congressperson gets from interest groups, and lobbyists make him obligated to the them. If you do not pass the legislation, the lobbiest want, you get less money for your re-election campaign. A new congress will not be burdened with the corrupt relationships that took years to build.
2: MAPS: A diverse congressional district causes the flow of new and exciting ideas the Congressperson can get from the voters. This has been destroyed by gerrymandering causing the congressional district to be turned into a niche of partisan politics to grow and become less diverse. The lack of diversity is causing the congressperson and his constituents to become more partisan then by-partisan. If we plan our congressional districts in a square off pattern, this will stop the gerrymandering that goes all over the state and increase diversity
3: MEDIA: In their obsessive pursuit for better ratings which increases advertising revenue and placating parent company and their subsidiaries by Manufacture Dessent between Political Parties. Readers and viewers are attracted to media outlets that reflect their views. The Fake News reinforce their prejudices with lies that turn into truth. The Press which our founding fathers took so much time and trouble to protect is infecting the public by reinforcing their prejudices and increasing the whole corrupt system.
4. MINGLING: Strong personal relationships between congressmen has caused bipartisanship and compromise into the legislative process. Because of improvements in transportation (Jets are faster than Stagecoaches) causing them to leave DC and preventing them from develop close social relationships and time soliciting money interferes with the time to develop relationships between each other. This isolation causes the lobbyist to have a greater influence on the Congressperson.
5: MASOCHISM: Influence by Money, Maps, Media and fewer mingling causes the Congress person to become less effect and the dreams as a champion of the people is shattered. He is forced to pass bill with the Lobbyist want not the people. Since the people are not paying close attention, he continues to get re-elected and he moves furthers from the people wants and needs. He must satisfy the hand who feeds him, lobbies, special interest and the Deep State.
The Congress has become the dysfunctional by being maneuvered into partisan political groups that reject compromise that produces good legislation for the wants and needs of all the American people of both parties This Chaos has weakened the Congresspersons resistance, and they are on a treadmill to provide appropriation's bills for money interest of the Power Elite; building up our national defcit to $ 23 trillion dollars. As time goes by more and more appropriation bills are passed with higher prices for goods and services for the government. So far, this year the House has passed 70 bills. The Impeaching hearing has caused so much chaos in additional to spending half their time soliciting money. They passed10 Billion-Dollar military appropriation bills for the War in Afghanistan that our generals have deemed a hopeless cause. Ten bills renaming federal post offices or Veterans Affairs facilities, in addition to extending the National Flood Insurance and the 9/11 Victims fund. Many of the bills passed this year are about the impeachment inquiry. The Senate has concentrated on Judiciary Appointment and has not reviewed any bills passed by the House. Bills for infrastructure, lower drug prices, pre-existing conditions for health insurance and better benefits for Vets have been put on hold until after the impeachment trail.
It is time for a complete overhaul of the Dysfunctional Congress; we must replace the old partisan Congress with a new congress that can begin to bring back by-partisan compromise legislation. We must pass term limitations to break the power of the lobbies and Deep State, a constitution amendment to balance the budget to curtail the deficit and election finance reforms to prevent long term corrupt relationships. Only if we replace all the incumbents, with new people will begin the process of healing our legislative process. The time is now to Fire all the incumbents and start refreshed with a new congress.
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