09/27/2011 By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller
As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years.
â€œI think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wonâ€™t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,â€ Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. â€œI really hope that someone can agree with me on that.â€
Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. â€œYou have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things,â€ Perdue said.
North Carolina Republicans immediately scoffed at Perdueâ€™s proposal, pointing out to her that elections hold politicians accountable for their actions. â€œNow is a time when politicians need to be held accountable more than ever,â€ North Carolina GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said in an email to The Daily Caller. â€œTo suspend an election would be removing the surest mechanism that citizens have to hold politicians accountable: The right to vote.â€