WASHINGTON (CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, joins several leading Democrats, Republicans and other Independent political leaders in the launch of a new group that hopes to find non-partisan solutions to some of the nation's problems and to impact the next Congressional session.
Bloomberg's solutions are not the best. I saw yesterday, where people who have traffic accidents in NYC, are now being billed for police and fire departments responders, on top of their actual vehicle damage and injury expenses. That is, to me, double taxation, for services, and is a very bad practice.
If higher taxes are needed to fund services, then raise taxes......don't bill hundreds of dollars to someone, for services taxes are supposed to support.
If these kinds of ideas are what this group is about, they will simply hasten the citizen revolt.
In a way, the "party" system is what has hurt this country so much. We need more independence between representatives. The party-line vote needs to go. So many in congress neglect their duty and simply go with the mentality that their party okayed something, then it must be good. Imagine if our reps actually had to read and understand legislation and then vote on the merits of said material.
New group hopes to emphasize their irrelevance