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Legislators don't read the laws they vote for

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The Dodd-Frank Act and the Durbin Amendment are perfect examples. Dodd-Frank was something like 2,000 pages long.
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    Solution Institute a page limit (assuming constant font size) of 50 pages per law.
    If it's not readable it shouldn't be enforceable. Some of the most effective laws in our nation's history are two pages long.
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    Solution Quick DMV-type multiple choice test before voting.
    If the legislator doesn't pass a quick test of the high- to medium-level contents of the proposed legislation then they can't vote on the issue. And an email is sent to their constituents reporting the test results.
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