jeromemsn wrote:This is my solution.
1st. Cut the salaries of government employees to a more normal level to the rest of the working class of the United States. (This could be done the same way that they do for teachers, do a good job get paid, do a bad job and get paid less or fired.)
2nd. Every United States citizen gets the same health care benefit as the legislators, and pays the same as a legislator. (There as dumb as the rest of us why are they getting better perks than we are.)
3rd. Sign the waiver for no resuscitation. What do you really want to live old and feeble? go to a nursing home and look at the future and the money it takes to live in that future. There is nothing and I mean nothing good about getting so old you can't even fart without help.
4th. All rules apply to everyone the same there are no special rules for a banker or a senator or anyone else.
Moses came down with 10 rules, and nobody can do just one. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. I don't see why a government employee gets preferential treatment over another American and if thats the case then all Americans should have to hold a Government office once in there life so they get the same benefits.
(I think I not only balanced the budget but paid back China all we owe them.)
In what world do teachers get paid based on merit? Ever hear of Tenure?
I'm a government employee and my corporate counterparts make about 40% more than I do...doing the exact same job, but with more help.
I agree that when the congressmen, senators, etc have to live with similar compensation, health care, etc as the people they represent, they will start to represent us a little better. Shorter terms, very heavy handed restrictions on who can donate money and for what (lobbying) among other things will be a small beginning in bringing things back inline in the US. I fear I shall never see it.