Monday, January 24, 2011

Increase the size of the US Congress ?

In today's NYT there is an interesting Op Ed about increasing the size of the US House of Representatives - Link - and while I say the headline I thought "That is stupid" the piece makes some really, really excellent points. Additionally, one point not explicitely mentioned was that the more member of Congress there are the harder it is/will be for corporations to capture their interests. Now I'm not saying corporations don't have the money to do it but the more there are, the more likely there are to be those resistant to "being bought". I do, however, think the bigger plus would be what the piece focuses on of having a closer relationship with a legislator than is now available.

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