The new fiscal reform bill was over 2000 pages long. Why do they create laws that are complicated and that long? We consistently fail to elect the smartest public servants. If they were to read something that complex, they couldn’t be able to understand it with adequate comprehension. That’s rarely a problem though, because they never try to read it. Some one always tells them which way to vote. Do they really have to understand something when they don’t have any need to make a decision? A party leader or a person of interest instructs them how to vote. I found the following on line this morning.
“In addition to this bill’s well-publicized plans to establish over a dozen new financial regulatory offices, Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. This has had no coverage by the news media and has large implications.
The Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks, the Board of Governors of the Fed, the National Credit Union Administration, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…all would get their own Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.”
Did anyone in the body of idiots who decide what laws we will have to endure know this at the time? Did they think this was necessary? Who read it and who understood it before they voted for anything?
The ugly details of this legislation are not the point of this essay. The length and the complications of every piece of legislation is the point. Ten pages should be the limit. More than 10 pages allow them to create so much detail the government is forced to hire far too many people to insure compliance. The painful level of detail causes questionable interpretation and unintended consequences and enforcement problems.
The level of detail is one problem, but the work ethic of our elected officials is another problem. We don’t need that much detail in the laws the government inflicts on us, but besides the length and complexity of the legislation, no one reads it before they vote. They don’t need to read it. Someone other than their constituents tell them what to do. No one expects them to read the details of what they vote for, they vote as instructed.
In the process they ignore the will of the people who voted for them. Special interests and party leaders guide them and direct them, not the people they represent. When the people back home attempt to hold them accountable they avoid confrontation by not meeting with them and not responding to them. They forget who they are accountable to.
No legislation should be more than 10 pages. That should limit the extent of the pain and intrusion into our lives. It should also help get the lazy incompetents that we elect a better opportunity to read what they vote for or against.
They abuse us in so many ways and represent us so poorly. We MUST do a better job of electing people who will represent us and not their special interests and not their party leaders. The bums must go and the public servants must come in.
Vote the Bums Out,