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View Diary: They’re Afraid We’ll Be Like Them (269 comments)

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  •  For two years (7+ / 0-)

    For the next two years there is one way that Democrats can be like the Republicans.  They can bring legislation to the floor of the House and the Senate in a litmus test form so that voters know exactly who stands where.

    The reported plans for the minimum wage bill - no riders, no amendments, etc. - is a good example of this type of legislation.

    I would like for some of the ethics legislation and procedural rules to have the same character -- single purpose bills, no earmarks on budgets, full disclosure of responsibility for text in bills, and so on.

    Not only does Congress need to exert oversight.  Congress needs to make it easier for ordinary citizens to exert oversight of Congress.

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