Introduction

Introduction to Middle America Reform Party

Middle America must govern.  Middle America must  “re-citizenize” and reform government representation through revitalized democratic institutions.

Here’s why:

  • The 1776 constitution was first practiced by 90 congresspersons for 3.8 million Americans.  This is one congressperson per 42,222 citizens.  This was the founder’s best guess at proper citizen access and representation in democracy.
  • Today’s 2010 constitution is practiced by 535 congresspersons for 306 million Americans.  This is one congressperson per 572,000 citizens.
  • Today’s 2010 constitution practices citizen representation at less than 7% the 1776 founder’s best guess estimate.  This is 7% the apportionment of the 1790 congress.  Herein lies the crutch of America’s governance difficulties.

To practice the constitution today at the apportionment level of 1790 requires a congress of 7200 membership.  To put 7200  into perspective, walmart has 2.5 million employees, the pentagon has 26,000 employees, and the presidential executive has 1.5 million employees.  Over a thousand existing American corporations have more than 7200 employees.  7200 is the size of a small university system.

It’s common sense. When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are needed. It’s common sense. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are needed.  It’s common sense. When crime becomes rampant, more police are needed. It’s common sense. Building a house requires enough carpenters or waiting a lifetime for results. #c535+1 didn’t build Hoover dam.  #c535+1 didn’t build the interstate highway.  Middle America did. (millions of them)

It’s common sense. When democracy morphs to elected oligarchy and America lacks governance, send help to the few surviving democratic representatives.  More representatives are required.  More presidents are required.

Apportion: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apportion?s=t 
Apportionment: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apportionment?s=t  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apportionment_%28politics%29
Apportion history of failure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_the_first
Apportion Math: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/11/mart-apportionment-math.html
 
Keep the #c535+1.  Send 6800 more.   #c535+1 is elected autocrat-centered oligarchy.  #c7329 is citizen-centered democracy. The MART citizen-chamber does the right thing.  The MART autocrat-chamber gets it done. Third millennium citizen-democracy is unstoppable.  Resistance or delay is truly tragic. 

Got science?   NASA simulates Mars.  The MART #c7329 team simulates democracy.  Born red/blue?  Don’t die red/blue. http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dL

Your congress is so bad: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/09/yourcongressissobad.html  
Article the First failed apportionment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_the_first
Iron Law of Oligarchy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy
MART defined: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dL
Full Disclosure: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-o
Plan B: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-g
Communication: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-eC 
Transparent Budget Writing and Presentation: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/02/transparent-budget-writing-and.html
Capitalism: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dX
Abolish the fed. http://jrclifford.com/Jekyll.html
Start: #c7329 wp.me/s1fQnO-start @_marp @coach1640280
Twitter: @_MARP   http://twitter.com/#!/_MARP @coach1640280  https://twitter.com/coach1640280
Audience: #c7329 #ows #occupy @OccupyTogether 

Citizen is coach to team democracy.   Coach is responsible for success.   It’s your call, coach.  #c7329  democracy shares power.   #c535+1 democracy hoards power.    It’s your call, coach.

Wanted:  7329 dedicated patriotic volunteers to secure America’s future & prosperity by forming a  #c7329 MART citizen-centered democracy team. http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dL

Wanted:  Presidential candidates (for one of 9 elected MART executive branch presidents) 2016 http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dL

May the #c7329 force be with you.

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#g7780 democracy shares power. 535+1 autocracy is unshared power. Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
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21 Responses to Introduction

  1. rossmeister says:

    The biggest problem with increasing the number of politicians is that we can’t afford the ones that we have. We need to bring their benefits and pay under control before we can consider adding to the nightmare that they have already created. We can do this by making it so they can’t give themselves pay increases, but must vote to increase the next group of politicians increases (four years down the road, not two). This isn’t a perfect idea, but it may hold them back.
    Also, they can no longer give a cost of living raise in a percentage of pay, but a dollar amount. It costs them the same amount for a hamburger or a jet plane as it costs us for the same items, and a percentage increase makes the gap between the middle and upper class wider every time that they do a percentage increase. This brings what used to be the middle class, closer to the lower class with each increase. Middle class percentage increases do not cover the cost of the increases in the bills that we receive.
    Further, the top of our political system Shall Not give themselves any benefits that they restrict from anybody else that is a legal citizen, able to vote in the United States.
    Questions or comments: Please contact me through rossmeister.wordpress.com

    • coach1640280 says:

      MARP does not increase the number of politicians in government, it increases the number of citizens in government. There is a profound difference between the two. Politicians are professionals. Citizens are citizens/constituency.

      MARP government participant pay is middle America pay and increases or decreases with middle America pay. Average middle America pay is now at/around $51K. Presidents are paid $51k maximum like everyone else in government. Politicians that cannot survive at a middle America pay scale should find better paying work elsewhere.

      If middle America descends to third world pay scales, MARP government officials receive third world pay. If the incentive for MARP “politicians” is pay scale, they are required to bring up middle America pay scale for their own pay increase.

      Government pay at maximum $51K is very inexpensive compared to current costs, even with a 12k increase in congress members.

  2. Ross says:

    You’re dreaming if you think that the fools in D.C. will ever allow this, and we still don’t need 12k fools to keep track of at any pay. Besides, you’re still shoveling more money out of our pockets than before, to pay for all of the added MARP’s. Once they get the power, they all seem to become corrupt because they can’t do anything but twiddle their thumbs if they don’t fall into the game. We need to change the rules of the game before your plan is even considered as a pipe dream.

    • coach1640280 says:

      These are cynical statements. 12K is not a large number. Walmart has 2.4 million employees. There are hundreds of corporations with more than 12k employees. 12K is not a bureaucracy. A bureaucracy is one voting executive and a thousand man organization. 12k have the vote, the bottom line possession of democratic power. Change what rules? What rules do you have in mind? The government is undermanned and underserving. The citizen, today, has less than 5% the representation in government that existed in 1790. No waiters, no service. No firemen, fires everywhere. No police, crime everywhere. 200 IQ not required.

      • Ross says:

        Citizens/Constiuents are all of the rest of us that vote, and we aren’t getting paid to be citizens or employees of the government, though we are already unpaid employees of the government, so we still have millions of MARP employees. 12K would be the paid ones. If you run the U.S. like a business, you are heading down the wrong road. This isn’t a profit making business. If you want to run it like Walmart, have China take over the government. That’s how it works when China sells us most of our products that we should be making. China has been given free reign to use their patent laws over ours to sell defective pproducts through Walmart and all of the other stores to the population of the United States. Do you think that adding 12K politicians will increase our representation? It will more likely decrease it because we will have more people to write to to tell our ideas to and there will be more bickering amoung them than there is now. The government is underserving, but it isn’t undermanned, it is undercontrolled by the supervisors (constituents). We The People are the supervisors that have let our employees control the company. You talk about corporations with millions of employees. How many of those employees run the corporation? Not millions. Of course I’m cynical because of people like you that can run a diaper to the garbage can, let alone run a country.

  3. coach1640280 says:

    Ross,

    A citizen’s vote, the ability to elect government representatives, is profoundly less important and “watered down” than a congressperson’s vote that directly determines law, budget, war, domestic, and foreign policy. Bottom line democracy voting power is that of a congressperson or president. There is no comparison between an election vote and a vote in congress.

    We agree that a business cannot be compared to government. First of all, a business employee has no vote on who runs the business. Democracy gives a vote say-so about management. Business employees, unfortunately, have nothing like this.

    12k congressional representatives absolutely and definitely increase a citizen’s representation in government. My small town alone would average two local residents in congress. When’s the last time you spoke to your congressperson or for that matter even saw one? What are the chances of putting your feet down in front of the desk of your federal congressperson? My town now has average two congresspersons to listen to input, read letters, and answer questions. More waiters is better service. It’s that simple.

    Citizen access “supervises” congress. What is lobbying all about? It’s all about access. Citizens lack access because too few congresspersons exist to provide that access. Access is the only citizen supervision available. No access, no supervision. Net result is your greatest complaint, an unsupervised congress.

    A nation of idiots will be governed by idiots no matter the number of congresspersons. Rest assured, however, that a nation of idiots, governed by more idiots, will build a happier and more content “idiot heaven”. Let America be what it is and let America make its own happier and more content “American heaven”.

    Frankly, Ross, you’d make a great congressperson because you care. Intent is 90% of governance. The rest is easily begged, borrowed, or stolen. There will be a lot of that in a congress of 12k.

  4. BlueTrooth says:

    Ok, I’ve made it this far without feeling uncomfortable, though I can fully understand why Ross is a bit conflicted. I’ll venture further, keeping an open mind.

  5. Ross says:

    Maybe it’s time to take the power out of the hands of those who pay for a vote by making it illegal, on an individual states ballot, to be voted on by the constituents, for the states elected officials to vote based on money paid by an organization or group in order to sway a politician (regardless of the money going into his pocket, campaign, organizations that he or she supports…). I have other thoughts that only a politician or president with guts would use, but it’s a waste of time mentioning those ideas on a blog that wants to increase Washington before fixing other current problems that the politicians are at fault for. You don’t give a criminal a gun and tell them that you need more criminals with guns.

    • coach1640280 says:

      Corruption of power is caused by consolidation. Power in DC, for 308 million citizens is consolidated into the hands of 535 voting members. This is too few governing too many. More rules and regulations cannot change the basic corrupt character of a government with too few governing too many. Democracy disperses power. 12000 congress and 9 presidents is dispersed power.

      Today, no one trusts congress or the executive to get anything, important, right. Just look at the approval ratings. More rules and regulations on congress will not change this attitude. Our juvenile government must grow up and start acting adult.

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  7. rossmeister says:

    I’m out. Apparently there are only two of you that feels that expanding a bad program is the answer. I get more hits than you, even if you take out all of the spam. Good luck with expanding a failed government.

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