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July 30, 2009

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Andy

Here's why not: it would likely destroy the institutional power of Congress--whatever it has left--by stripping it of any serious oversight mechanism. The "A bubble" of administrative agencies that sit between the executive branch and Congress would essentially have free reign, and nobody could seriously question their rules or budget level requests. And while I agree that there should be some rotation of committee membership, most frequently among the chairs, I don't think that routine swapouts are an especially good good idea. The same problem arises here as with term limits: the staff runs the committee (you think that's a problem now? just wait until committee members play musical chairs every Congress).

Still with you on other structural reforms, though. Especially getting rid of the Senate.

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