Congress does too much already

Congress does too much already

January 2nd, 2012 in Opinion Free Press

Some U.S. senators think Congress doesn't do enough, so they've proposed a plan to require members of Congress to put in more hours in Washington and in their home districts.

Far be it from us to suggest that lawmakers shouldn't have to earn their pay, but we might want to think twice before trying to have members of Congress spend even more time in Washington.

So much of what Congress does these days is unnecessary or even unconstitutional. The most beneficial sessions of Congress often are not those during which the most bills are passed but those during which lawmakers avoid passing counterproductive bills.

With our nation $15 trillion in debt -- thanks to unwise congressional and presidential action over many years -- it would seem obvious that we need federal lawmakers to be doing less, not more.