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by Mithras61
Thu May 28, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729
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Re: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729

will381796 wrote:And am I the only one that thinks it's silly that they meet only once every two years?! What are they doing during that second year, besides trying to get re-elected?
Actually, it isn't so much what they ARE doing as what they are NOT doing. They are NOT passing more laws to screw up our daily lives. They are NOT spending their time thinking up "wouldn't it be great if we passed law xyz" solutions to problems that they created with their previous efforts to fix things that are none of their business. They are NOT finding ways to extract ever more taxes from us...

Doesn't seem all that crazy to me, actually. In fact, I often find myself wishing that our congresscritters in Austin and D.C. both only met when a special session was called by a 2/3 majority of registered voters for a specific purpose and that any laws unrelated to that purpose were automatically sent to file13. I suspect it would cut down quite a bit on the busybody laws. Of course, it would be much harder to address emergencies and much of the Constitutional requirements of the Legislature if they only met in that fashion, but it sure seems like a good idea at times.

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