I realize that the article is specifically about +Ron Paul
, but it illustrates a larger problem. If you look at the voting records for our Congresspeople, it becomes clear that many of them attend a staggeringly low number of votes, and those that are running for the office of President are practically absent for the entire duration of their campaign.
I feel like something needs to change here. Either they need to be enabled to vote remotely and required to participate in a high percentage of votes, or they need to be penalized for absenteeism (for example, they receive n
percent of their pay at each pay period, where n
is the percent of votes that they've been present for for the year. Skipped half of the votes this year, and therefore only doing half of the work that you're getting paid for? That's cool, you're only getting half a paycheck, too).