ByÂ JENNIFER EPSTEIN, Politico
Louisiana Republican Gov.Â Bobby Jindal wants members of Congress to stay home more often.
â€œWe used to pay farmers not to grow crops, let’s pay congressmen to stay out of Washington, D.C.,â€ Jindal said in anÂ interview with Human Events. â€œMark Twain said that our liberty, our wallets were safest when the legislature’s not in session.â€
Jindal,Â himself a former congressman, saidÂ once elected, many lawmakers become entrenched in Washington and become the very people they once campaigned against.
â€œMake them part-time, give them term limits,â€ Jindal said. â€œDonâ€™t let them become lobbyists. When they have to live under the same rules and laws they pass for the rest of us, maybe youâ€™d see some more common sense coming out of Washington, D.C.â€
As the system works today, he said, â€œyouâ€™ve got a permanent governing political class.â€
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