By Alan Lidstone
February 06, 2006
The Congress has been waxing eloquently about the need for reform
in response to current scandals involving lobbyists and Members
of Congress who apparently don't know who they represent.
I suggest the following three recommendations to improve the
moral integrity of our Representatives and Senators and help
them remember they represent the PEOPLE of the United States.
(1) Replace all Congressional
ethics rules with the following: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL
(2) END ALL EARMARKS THAT REQUIRE APPROPRIATING FEDERAL FUNDS
OR THAT MODIFY THE U.S. FEDERAL TAX LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Note: Anything good enough for a lobbyist to recommend should
be good enough to tell everyone about.
(3) END ALL FREE TRIPS FOR MEMBERS AND STAFF OF CONGRESS PAID
FOR BY BUSINESSES OR LOBBYISTS.
If it is important enough for
a Member of Congress to investigate and learn about, then the
Federal Government should pay it to ensure that the ideas being
proposed and discussed are OBJECTIVELY evaluated in terms of
the needs of ALL Americans.
Venice, FL - USA
About: Alan Lidstone is retired
and has been writing about the RV lifestyle since 2000.
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