To Deliver Real Senate Rule Changes, Repeal The 17th Amendment

Last week President Trump tweeted that Senate rules for budget bills should be changed. There’s little chance that will happen. But why settle for little changes when we need big-league change? We need to stop playing the game as it has always been played. If we’re to get this country back on track, we need to change the rules of the game.

Much of the frustration with Washington DC has been building for decades, and for good reason. People feel cut out and abandoned by their government. Government plays an even larger role in their lives and takes even more money out of their pockets, but they aren’t seeing many benefits. They feel they’ve been cut out by their party and its elites, whom they fund.

We’re staring $20,000,000,000,000 in debt, and it’s not slowing down. It’s exploding. Government is not shrinking. It’s expanding and will keep expanding as more baby boomers retire and start receiving Social Security checks. More and more of life’s decisions are being taken out of the hands of individuals and given to bureaucrats. Those who believe government’s size and scope should be limited are losing. And this is all happening in the supposed heyday of the modern conservative movement and the ascendancy of the Republican Party.

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