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    One reason we send people to Congress is because they supposedly know what their districts or states need, and are in position to obtain funding for specific projects. It's a way of dealing with what are essentially local matters in a national framework. When you think about representing constituent interests, isn't that what it is about at least partly?

    The caricature that somebody pays off a Congressman in exchange for pork is true enough, but it's not the whole story.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:54:14 AM PST

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