Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Debate gets us Nowhere because…?

Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Watching our Congressional Leaders negotiate with the President on raising the debt ceiling has given me a really negative opinion of the House…

– and -Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

… For one thing, they listen to the least politically knowledgeable people…

– and –

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and the spend so much of their time trying to get through legislation which does not add to the solution of the major economic problems…

– and –

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…and many of the right wing folks, led on by their radio stars, try to make us think there is no real problem…

– and –

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… so, wouldn’t it be nice if they had real leaders who responded to all of us?

 

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  1. Here’s an article I wrote a while back about how we could possible fix the House of Representatives; by doubling or tripling its size (hopefully more), here: http://www.docudharma.com/diary/9687/

    Rather that write all that again, the article describes the aim of http://www.thirty-thousand.org/index.htm

    The idea is that we broke the House when we froze its size, so it’s become and will continue to be ever less representative for the people and therefor easier for special interests to control.

    The fixed size of the house distorts the power balance between the states, which is already skewed in the Senate. That means that the size of the House also distorts the balance of power between the states in the Electoral College, since that is the sum of the Senators and the House Members for each state.

    We don’t need an Amendment to change this, just an act of Congress.

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