Monday, May 22, 2006

A Good Idea -- From Lansing of All Places

If I don't show up for work I don't get paid except under limited circumstances. That is how it should be. You're paid to do a job, not simply be on a payroll with a job description you may or may not be doing.

Some congressmen, at both the state and federal level, have a habit of missing work.

Rep. David Law, R-Commerce Township has a proposal. He says that you are going to miss a few votes but if a legislator misses 100 or more votes in a year, his pay should be docked. That may not be a bad idea. It will have to be approved by the citizens of Michigan but I can see that passing.

Now about those guys (and gals) in Washington. Do you think they could be convinced to pass such a law?


Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I think it would be awesome, After missing 10% of the votes in a year Senators and congressmen should be docked some pay.

10:18 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great idea.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Notice that he is from my town. He's a good man. Also he is trying to stop Lansing from selling off a large parcel of state land that many people in the area use for biking, hiking,dog walking,etc. This kind of stuff is much more productive than banning smoking in YOUR OWN CAR! if you have a child in the car with you (I don't smoke, but that is just stupid). I think that the frustation with both federal and state governments is that they are not governing, but jockeying for political position...

12:12 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Accountability... what a concept .. love it.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Now about those guys (and gals) in Washington. Do you think they could be convinced to pass such a law?"

Unh... I don't think so. It would effect them, and they wouldn't like that. They never shoot themselves in the foot if there's any way around it.

9:10 PM  

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