Via WCTI12 News
CARY - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's press secretary said her boss was joking to make a point about gridlock when the Democrat suggested congressional elections be suspended for two years.Funny that. It's a common excuse used when offensive comments are made.
Perdue told a Rotary Club in Cary on Tuesday that people on Capitol Hill need to do a better job working together.The News & Observer of Raleigh reported she went on to say: "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover." Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey said Perdue was using hyperbole while responding to an audience question to highlight politicians who are more focused on winning elections, rather than serving the people.
Would love to see a vid of her statement. Bet she wasn't smiling.
Personally, I've got no problem with suspending elections.
With just a few provisos ...
We shut Congress down for the time span that elections are suspended.
Same with Federal Executive and Judicial branches.
Also suspended are all tax collections.
Suspend all Federal police activities.
Suspend all Federal military operations.
Ditto the Federal Reserve Bank.
I think we'd actually be making progress.
What would happen if the electorate saw their lives improving almost immediately?