The pay is too much for the services that we get! Besides, it isn't the pay, it is the cushy benefits. I believe the opposite of this article. Government officials should be a voluntary force with a stipend. They don't need multiple houses. Put them in a barracks like we do the fine military personnel. Don't let them make any laws that only apply to themselves, and make them abide by the same rules we have to use. No more insider deals. No more sweet kick backs. It's supposed to be service to our Country, not a way to get rich and suck the government teat forever.