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Legislation Suggestions

Since the political time of crazy doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, I thought I’d take a few minutes to suggest some things that might not stop the madness, but will at least move it in a direction that would make me happier.

The “Get Off Your Ass” Welfare Reform Bill

This bill would set a 24 month limit on use of social welfare programs per person in a 60 month period, require 20 hours a week of vocational training or volunteer time for adult recipients, and set a 60 month lifetime limit on receiving government welfare.  Waiver of these requirements and restrictions would be possible only upon a simple majority non-voice vote by both houses of Congress, and would need to be renewed every 180 days by the same process.

The “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” Charitable Giving Reform Bill

Would amend the tax code to remove the cap on writing off charitable giving on personal and corporate income taxes.  Private charity is usually a more efficient alternative to government welfare, and this way the American taxpayer could decide which causes they want to support.

The “Why Does the Education Department Need Shotguns?” Federal Law Enforcement Reform Bill

This bill would restrict the ability of federal employees to arrest people and be issued a firearm to uniformed ICE officers, agents of the FBI and the Secret Service, and U.S. Marshals.  Let the ATF go to the Marshals or the FBI, or better yet, local law enforcement, if they need somebody arrested or somewhere raided.

The “Why Does the Marine Corps Need a Stealth Fighter?” Defense Acquisitions Reform Bill

An act that would require the military services to re-justify all programs that have been in development longer than five years and/or have cost more than 20% more than their original cost estimates.  I’ve always found it amazing how requirements get pared down when you make somebody re-justify something that isn’t working or has expanded like a tick on a hog’s rump.

So, do y’all have anything you’d like to suggest?  You get bonus points if you come up with a clever title to your bill.

 

6 Comments

  1. suz

     /  March 21, 2017

    Oooo, I like these!! Gonna have to think of one for health care.

    Maybe the feds should go with go-fund me pages. They seem to do ok and we could donate to the department of our choice. EPA, Dept of Ed, TSA, BLM, Military equipment needs, The Border wall, Congresscritter’s salaries, etc…

  2. Phssthpok

     /  March 22, 2017

    How about the ‘Read it or weep’ bill?

    Requires ANY proposed legislation to be read on the floor:
    In it’s entirety
    In person
    By the AUTHOR (no more ghost written bills for you!)
    In no more than 15 minutes time (no more ‘we need to pass it to find out what’s in it’ sized bills)

    Further, if said proposed legislation is an alteration to an existing law, then said current law SHALL be read IN IT’S ENTIRETY with said proposed changes noted.

  3. I’m still hoping to see a hunting season for elected officials and GS 7s and above. One month, no bag limit, and an expensive hunting license. And they are allowed to shoot back, assuming they can get gun permits from the DC government.

  4. One note- The Marines didn’t have any choice of airplanes… THEY wanted more F-18s.

    And dump the NEA/Arts funding. Why should ‘we’ pay people to develop things they then get paid for???

    • Then the Marines should get as many F-18’s as they want. This Swiss Army Knife theory of aviation seems to suck in a rather godlike fashion.

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