The Important Issues & polarization (opinion) – additional con’t

53 c) The Important Issues & polarization (opinion) – additional con’t

The idea of a 28th Amendment has little chance of become reality:                            “In August 2013, nearly four years after this item began making the rounds on the Internet, two Congressmen (Ron DeSantis of Florida and Matt Salmon of Arizona) did introduce a joint resolution (H.J.RES.55) similar to the first example shown above, proposing an amendment to the Constitution stating that “Congress shall make no law respecting the citizens of the United States that does not also apply to the Senators and Representatives.” That bill will almost certainly die in committee, and it is exceedingly unlikely that any such broadly worded amendment could ever pass muster in Congress without the underlying idea being subject to a good many qualifications.”

The 28th is by no means the only reform idea around.

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:                “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election”.

This would make a nice addition to elements contained in the 28th idea.