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Outsourcing Congress

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Molly the Robin


My name is Molly and I am a robin. I learned to think by seeing myself in car door mirrors. I am a mother who has had several broods of hatchlings. A fellow wrote about my story in Animal Park. At first I did not think at all, but seeing myself in mirrors sparked my brain and ever since I have been reading everything about this wonderful country in local school libraries that are often closed. Ambrose Bierce in one of his books says politics is "a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles-the conduct of public affairs for private advantage". So I got to thinking about outsourcing.

The newspapers are full of stories about outsourcing. There has been considerable discussion of outsourcing of American jobs to low cost countries such as India, China, Singapore and countries in the Caribbean Basin. On and on the controversy goes. The loss of jobs is hemorrhaging the U.S. job market according to some observers and many local economies are wrecked with the reduction of substantial employment.


The source of considerable national debt is the spending habits of the United States Congress. They usually spend significantly more money than your country obtains in taxes, necessitating borrowing. The national debt is now over thirteen trillion dollars and climbing fast, very fast. With outsourcing of jobs the country's debt as well as its trade deficit will dramatically increase. New solutions are desperately needed. A quick fix is in order if ever there was a need of one.



There is a solution to your problems, outsourcing both Houses of Congress. No academic from any institution no matter how poorly endowed can easily refute or gainsay the merit of outsourcing the entire Congress, except those who lobby the Congress for money. Companies in Japan or India or elsewhere could easily do the work of Congress for considerably less expense and fanfare than we presently endure. Competitive bidding will be utilized. The benefits are enormous. In the outsourcing contract the American people can insert the illegality and forfeiture of contract for any deficit spending and pork barrel spending programs. Members of Congress are notorious for overspending in almost every area of domestic and foreign policy. "Help my district and I'll help yours" concept. A contract clause preventing pork barrel waste and abuse spending will save American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars annually. Cost overruns will be a thing of the past in outsourcing the Congress, for there will be a clause eliminating cost overruns, saving additional billions of dollars.

The American people will not only have a vastly less expensive government, but their taxes will be reduced. A reduction in all government spending by twenty-five percent could be mandated and Medicare and Social Security are to be assured of their complete solvency in the Outsourcing Contract.

Congress would become a permanent part-time position meeting periodically to award the next outsourcing contract without giving themselves perks and privileges, at least not more perks and privileges than the average citizen.


The outsourcing contract will clearly specify that the Constitution and Bill of Rights will be strictly adhered to without undue fudging and misinterpretation-providing for forfeiture of contract. Social Security and Medicare are priority programs for the citizenry which will be made sustainable indefinitely. It would be stipulated in the outsourcing contract. All agencies that provide for the safety in food, drugs and environment will be fully funded in order to protect the American people.

The outsourcing contract will have quality controls, something that no longer exists in the Congress today. Also, the inability of the contractor to spend any more money than allocated will keep costs low. In other words, it would be a fixed amount management outsourcing contract, something unknown in bloated Congressional and Defense Department budgets. All government programs would be monitored continuously for effective and efficiency in order to provide the most benefit to the American people, not lobbyists of any kind.

The outsourcing contractor might even be able to provide universal health care by eliminating all the waste, fraud and mismanagement in U.S. government. Your Founding Fathers had always intended the national government to be unobtrusive and never dominating the life of the country by squeezing it dry of its wealth through taxation and laws. The outsourcing contractor will provide continuously monitoring of government programs by feedback from the American people, the end users, in order to make programs useful and beneficial in cost-effective ways.

Outsourcing Congress is a great new beginning for the 21st Century by adhering to the Constitution and preventing presidents from acts of war without declaring war by sidestepping the Constitution, for example, the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghan wars. Impeachment and removal from office would never be taken off the table again by a Speaker of the House of Representatives. The outsourcing contract would stipulate that members of Congress must declare war before they send their young men and men to foreign lands to fight and die.

Outsourcing is the answer to an overstuffed, overfed, puffed up and expensive problem called the Congress of the United States. The weightier and heavier Congress becomes a greater the burden for the American people. The diet for our Congress is outsourcing and the health of the American people almost demand it. The immense and intractable deficiencies of the two party system will be eliminated.

Outsourcing for Congress is an idea whose time has come. Outsourcing can be a win-win for the country and the American people. Since I looked at myself in that car door mirror things have become clearer and clearer.

 

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Henry Pelifian has written many columns and articles on government and current events. He has published a play THOREAU based on the life, works and words of Henry David Thoreau, a war novella and short stories based on his years overseas called (more...)
 

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Todays Congress and Executive branches have been b... by Hayesml47 on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:42:19 PM
You've got some good ideas, and good ideas in gove... by Henry Pelifian on Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:35:06 PM
I think that it would also be a good idea to have ... by Hayesml47 on Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 9:18:52 AM