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View Diary: Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Institutional reform needed to break Washington gridlock (49 comments)

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    What we need, instead, is a set of narrowly targeted commissions, each with a clearly articulated task and the ability to require a no-amendments, up-or-down vote — and all without sitting members of Congress. Like the base-closure commissions, the panels could include former members of Congress, tax and budget experts, and representatives from the business and public-interest community.
    Haven't we more difficulties than necessary, already, because we allowed special interest groups to write legistlation?  When lobbyists draft the laws, they exacerbate and do not eliminate problems.  These unelected individuals do not intend to serve the people, they mean to give themselves more advantages.  

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