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Jan. 15th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Campaign finance reform has been an attempt to legislatively eliminate greed from our public officials. We all know how well that has worked. Instead of trying to ban greed and graft, which has worked as well as repealing the law of gravity, or legislating the movement of tides, I propose we, the taxpayers, instead use it to our advantage.
Recently, as some of you know, our House of Representatives accepted a pay increase. I do not think any of us begrudges our hard-working elected officials certain perks and compensation, provided that we are getting our money’s worth. However, it appears that I am not the only one who thinks our Congress’ performance is subpar. Well, you get what you pay for. So how about we start paying for performance?
But that’s just my idea. Do any of you have other metrics we could measure, and reward, our elected officials with?