Sunday, January 29, 2006

Congress is Out of Control

Paul Jacob points to some major problems:
1. Congress has effectively escaped citizen control,
2. Congress has far too much power, and
3. Congress will use this [Abramoff] scandal not to clean up its act but to further entrench itself.
Congress can make or break any business in America. Got a competitor? Congress has regulations! We're talking power that is worth trillions more. Good, negotiable power. So, is it surprising that interested parties would hire lobbyists to protect themselves...?
Now Congress seeks to regulate bloggers - they can't handle the criticism. Evidently, they don't think the unwashed masses can handle the truth. As the truth becomes opaque, as decision-making becomes farther removed from constituents, our well-being suffers.


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