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...
Money is not the initial draw to politics, but power is; the influence that power brings, and yes, the contacts and opportunities that lead to money is provocative. I am not sure attractive salaries will ensure a quality candidate; after all we have a BS artist in the WH who was after power, not money. However, term limits and limited government sure would improve the caliber of public servants....and a media who isn't the enemy of the people..
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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