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My congressman’s ‘best’ idea: a legislative game show

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My Republican congressman, in the spirit of fully representative democracy, has discovered how to best serve his constituents: Let ’em vote on what he ought to do.

Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl, R-N.Y., has sent his constituents a franked, four-color mailer announcing the “Fix Washington Project”:

Congressman Kuhl wants to hear from you. Between May 16th and July 18th, Congressman Kuhl is seeking your input and ideas regarding any federal issue. Residents of the 29th district can e-mail, call or fax their ideas to the Congressman’s office. Once all of the ideas have been submitted, five will be chosen and posted on Rep. Kuhl’s website to allow his constituents to from the list of five. The idea that gets the most votes will be introduced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. [emphasis in original; press release]

Rep. Kuhl’s mailing says, “Now is the time to fix Washington.” Now? He’s been in office for 43 months and he’s just figured out now is the time?
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 4, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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