Like everyone else, I'm horrified by the endless tax and spend mentality in Washington. *One of* the biggest problems I see is the complete disconnect every politician seems to have with the real world and Joe Average Cititzen. So I was thinking to myself the other day and said, "Self, what if politicians had to feel the pain of the average person? Would that make them less likely to 'jump the shark' with the crazy things they vote for and approve?"
So here was my idea - what if the following applied to EVERY POLITICIAN:
I'm sure there are more - list your ideas below.
So would this make them re-think their decisions? Is there a single politician out there who would support this idea? If not, why would a single person vote to keep a single one of our currently elected officials in office?
The perks they receive make the pay cuts insignificant, but I'm certain no one would agree to them. We should be asking "why not?".