However, I recently came across a mythical (also unfortunately) online petition--which actually is the basis of several real online petitions--that calls for putting the members of Congress on an even keel with the rest of us, and eliminating the sense of entitlement among that particular political class. The "Congressional Reform Act of 20112" reads as follows:
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Obviously, the purpose of this proposal is to help communicate to Congress the frustration the American people have in regards to the ideologically-based gridlock we have seen in the legislative body in recent years (thanks primarily to the counter-productive influences of monkey-wrenches like the No-Tax-Under-Any-Circumstance and the Tea Party crowd on the Right, and the Abortion-Under-Any-Circumstance and Let's-Redefine-Marriage crowds on the Left).
Now, with that bit of wishful thinking rolling around in your heads, take a moment and participate in our poll on the proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2012...