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Cheap Politicians

rettinger Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:12 PM
Exactly what I've been thinking for years. How do we make this happen?
OneForFreedom Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:14 PM
OneForFreedom Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:17 PM
A little more seriously - do take up that collection. Organize it using a social network. Entice people to office, using the combined gov't salary (for as long as they serve) plus whatever you collect (for as long as people are willing to add to that) to get "problem solvers" to run for office. Then pray they get elected...
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...