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...
Hogwash! There is no direct coo relation between price and quality in any human endeavor, much less politics. Detroit union labor is three times as expensive as Mississippi non-union labor. Are Chevy's better than Toyota's? Chicago has the highest paid teachers in the country -- do they have the highest performance? A million dollars a year wouldn't be enough to attract the caliber of men we need to lead us -- but it's more than enough to lure a horde of the same corrupt vermin that already infest congress. We would get better leaders if we paid them NOTHING. Congress ought to be part-time work. And any man so unsuccessful that he can't afford to take a few weeks off a year to serve has no business pretending to be a leader.
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.
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