Aron and I have been discussing some simple reforms that would go a long way towards reducing graft, corruption and complacency in Congress. While by no means complete, we think that they could help the average American citizen greatly by handcuffing Congress.
- Federal legislation shall become a zero-sum game. For each new law passed, an old one must be dropped/nullified. Make the Congresscritters choose if passing that “DMCA for the new millenium” is worth dropping some environmental protection act.
- The entire tax code must consist of no more than 1,000 words.
- “No Legislation Left Behind”: all laws passed MUST be comprehensible to a C-average graduating high school student, chosen via lottery from one of the continental 48 states. If they can’t understand it, the law must be taken back into committee where Congressmen must consult with 10 randomly-selected high school students from the D.C. public school system.
Feel free to add your own.