Dr. Sowell, I wouldn't have a problem paying elected officials and judges more money if I knew they'd do their jobs, putting in full days' work for their pay. They must also take fewer vacations and junkets. They may NOT take time off to campaign. Limiting them to one term would help in that respect. And by the by, they really don't need all that much more salary; when was the last time anyone in congress paid for a meal or even a drink?