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  •  Already doing the hard work in committees (2+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya, MeToo

    Expansion wouldn't have to turn things into glue as long as committees remained at a reasonable size.

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 01:37:52 PM PDT

    •  I propose to elect the staffers (1+ / 0-)
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      The staffers do the work. The staffers are looking for the revolving door, so they get thick with the lobbyists.

      By directly electing the staff, the voters get to look inside the sausage factory.

      Of course, there are about 20,000 staffers; so the nature of the legislatureS must change.

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