Editor's Note: Carol Costello’s “tweaking government” story generated humorous and serious comments from Wednesday’s American Morning audience. Some were in favor of more politicians so that more people could receive “free health care for life,” and suggested that “it would be much harder for the lobbyists to buy them all.” Others called for campaign finance reform and restructuring the government.
- Dee: If we elect more politicians, then more of us will get free health care for life... perhaps we should all serve the same way we do for jury duty
- Capt Bruce: More congressmen is a good idea think of the jobs! They do not do anything anyway and it would be much harder for the lobbyists to buy them all.
- Jeff: lets make the government smaller,,I think I would make it like this,,,each state has Reps. by their population,,,The Reps. will tell what their state wants to the Govenor,,,The Governor then will tell the Congress what to vote on,,Their will be only 50 Congressment people,1 per state,they will only vote by what the Governor says, Their will not be and party in Congress,,the Democrats and Republicans will no longer be in Washington D.C...there a smaller government,,more control to the states..the President can veto or approve the laws.......works for me
- Dan: There are large and serious efforts underway, both in and out of Congress, to bring about public financing of election campaigns. Getting the money out of the process is the most direct way to improve how Congress works. Besides the obvious result of removing the undue influence of large donors on decision makers, it would free elected officials from having to spend so much time fund-raising. For some reason, these efforts get little publicity on CNN. But, then again, it is the media who benefit most from the multi-millions spent on ad campaigns in the current system. So I guess expecting you folks to treat this issue SERIOUSLY would be asking too much.
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