I made a comment to Dallasdoc's comment about how dense do our elected members have to be not to keep their residences in the states from which they are elected. I suggested we build a Congressional Dorm. One to house all 535 members ++. The I stated maybe we should call it a hotel. To which Dallasdoc suggested a greybar hotel (but that's another story).
But let's talk about it as a serious issue for a bit. What if we did? What if we build a hotel for Congress? What would it need and what would it not need? It needs to be outfitted with everything they would need to do their job, but it doesn't have to be a 5 Star Resort.
It doesn't need a separate dining, they already have those. Maybe a room service perk that available from 9PM - 6AM. It doesn't need a gym. They already have one of those. But maybe a few extra meeting rooms. These meeting rooms wouldn't be controlled by the Chambers so there would be no shutting out the minority from meeting space.
Come on, let's hear your suggestions. Serious ones. We're great at being glib and we can be a bit sarcastic, but what would you seriously like to see if we were to house our representative(Senate and House)? I think the rooms should be along the lines of what the hotel industry calls a suite, which is a separate sitting area from the sleeping area. The next question would be, do we "upgrade" the leadership rooms? I say; NO! Appoint all of the rooms well enough that everyone is comfortable, but we're not building a palace.
Let's hear your from you guys!
One more thing. H/T Gooserock for the idea.
I think we should dock their pay for about $25K a year for "Housing". I think that's a reasonable amount. Even that would have to be subsidized, but it's a start.
On with the games!!
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