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Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More myopic views from the Denver Post

The Denver Post ran an editorial today supporting higher salaries for legislators, so I sent them the letter below, which they are likely to print, possibly next Sunday.
Instead of giving our state legislators a pay raise, let's cut the time they spend trying to run our lives. How about limiting the legislature to 90 days instead of 120 or reduce the number of bills they can sponsor from 5 to 3?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Daniel Ong said...

I love it!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Lewis said...

U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 4, Clause 2: "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year . . ."

They were worried they wouldn't have enough to do, and wouldn't even spend a day every year in session. So what should they do after they've done the few things allowed by the Constitution? In the words of Michael Badnarik, "GO HOME!"

They don't need more of my money--they need to stop thinking of new ways to spend it.

7:24 PM  

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