There would certainly be a whole lot fewer unfunded mandates.
As it is now:Representative: “My constituents want free stuff!”
Senator: “Yeah! My constituents want free stuff!“
As it was supposed to be:Representative: “My constituents want free stuff!”
Senator: “Whoah, whoah, whoah! How are we supposed to pay for all this crap back in Des Moines?“
The Senate’s function as a mini 50 state UN is gone. The senator from Illinois is no longer an ambassador from the Land of Lincoln, he’s a super special long-term representative from the Land of Daley.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
More thoughts on the 17th.
From comments at Unc's, when asked what would be different without the 17th Amendment: