I read with interest that Speaker of the House John Boehner feels that Congress should be judged on how many laws it repeals (TNT, 7-22). What a great idea, since they are the ones that created the law in first place.
I have three suggestions that I am sure would get them high marks.
• Repeal the law that prohibits or does not allow term limits.
• Repeal the law that gives members of Congress their own retirement program. Why don’t they fall under Social Security like the constituents they represent?
• Repeal the law that provides members of Congress with their own health plan. Why not let them fall under Medicare like everyone else?
If Congress repeals these laws, I would give it an A+ for getting things accomplished. Isn’t it about time for a change?