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Cheap Politicians

CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 4:37 PM
True...but pay them big bucks and make them enroll in our healthcare plans, limited staff (the rest paid out of their own pockets with full bennies), make them buy their own hamburgers and martinis!
Now that the National Football League has apparently learned that it can be costly to hire cheap officials, perhaps the rest of us should learn the same lesson when it comes to government officials, whose bad calls can do a lot more damage.

What do we do when we want a better car, a better home or a better bottle of wine? We pay more for it. We definitely need a lot better crop of public officials. Yet we insist on paying flea market prices for people who will be spending trillions of tax dollars, not to mention making foreign policy that...