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"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, March 24, 2008

Join Downsize DC and support "Read The Bills Act"

How many of our state legislators do you think actually read the 600 page property tax relief legislation that was just inked by the Governor? You think even 10% read it? I don't. Imagine how little legislation gets read by our Congresspersons. Think about it. Can you imagine Andre Carson reading a bill before he signs on?

Please join one my favorite organizations, DownsizeDC.org. Membership is free. All you have to do is register to use their quick-and-easy system for sending messages to Congress. Doing this will bring you three benefits . . .

You'll be able to issue instructions to Congress with just a few mouse clicks and keyboard strokes.

You'll get a free subscription to the Downsizer-Dispatch, an excellent email newsletter that will keep you informed of activities in Congress .

You'll be able to join me in pressuring Congress to pass important Downsize DC proposals such as the "Read the Bills Act" (yes, actually require congressmen to actually read the bills BEFORE they vote on them…for more click here:

the "Read the Laws Act"

Many people sing the virtues of voting on election day, but the candidates we elect rarely give us what we want. Perhaps that's because we rarely tell them what we want. The members of DownsizeDC.org, are trying to change that, and I'm proud to be a part of that effort. DC Downsizers want Congress and the President to obey the Constitution. Were the politicians to do that there would be a lot less looting of the taxpayers by special interests. We would have a balanced budget, lower taxes, and a focused, more competent government. But we're never going to achieve this result unless we ask the politicians to give it to us.

You can be a part of this solution by joining DownsizeDC.org.Of course, the result we're asking for won't be achieved overnight. We need a large number of DC Downsizers pressuring Congress to make it happen. This is where you come in. But there are also steps we can take along the way to make it more likely that Congress will behave responsibly.

For instance . . .We could convince Congress to pass Downsize DC's "One Subject at a Time Act." This would prevent the Congressional leadership from passing unpopular laws by combining them with completely unrelated measures that lower-ranking members of Congress are afraid to vote against. This one simple change would go a long way toward restoring a responsible, representative, and Constitutional government. But we aren't going to get this reform unless we ask for it.

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