Let’s review the 233 Republican House incumbents to see what voters have created by electing them to the office. Consider two categories: 1) Qualifications and 2) Characteristics. Oh, for sure, an article can be written to analyze Democrats incumbents also, but for now the source of the government shutdown and the string of financial calamities that began in the Bush administration are largely linked to Republican incumbents.
Here is a list of things to watch for in you review:
1. Has the only job they have had been principally political and working for the government?
2. Do they possess the skill, knowledge and experience with demonstrated proficiency matching any set of requirements to address the nation’s considerable needs?
3. Are they aligned with addressing the considerable needs of the nation, such as producing a sustainable economy?
Even if a representative graduated from law school, if he or she hasn’t actually practiced law, that is simply an academic achievement and nothing more. America needs people who have been superior performers with considerable accomplishment. Look at your representative and tell me what you discover. Use the “comments” section. If you have a good one, tell the world about it. Likewise, if you have a dud, expose them.
“Minimum Qualifications for a U. S. Member of the House of Representatives
Based on the work they must perform, a U. S. Representative should:
To accomplish these things, a US Representative should:
1. Have a law degree
2. Have experience in finance and accounting
3. Have legislative experience or have been a mayor
4. Have excellent communications skills
5. Have deep knowledge about the District
6. Have knowledge about national needs
7. Be a collaborator and consensus builder
Life Cycle Scenario -- Fast Track
College Graduate: 20 years old
· Law Degree (Accounting CPA or MBA): 22-23 years
· Private Business or Industry Experience:
· Corporate law – 24-29 years
· Commercial Industry and Business experience – 24-29 years
· Law practice (practicing lawyer) – 24-29 years
· State Legislature –30-32 years or more
Based on that type of experience, run for U. S. Representative…
Even better, a senior experienced person who has been successful in a business representative of the type resident in the District would be an excellent candidate who possesses all of the above qualifications.
Compare these qualifications with incumbents and emerging candidates.”