Factualist Wrote:
Dec 10, 2012 2:32 PM
It is not sufficient to balance the Federal budget. We need a Constitutional Amendment that (1) limits the total Federal government spending to a small, fixed percentage of the GDP (say, 12%); (2) requires that the average total remuneration (including pensions and other benefits) of all Federal employees, including elected officials, be no more than the average for all citizens; (3) reduces the salaries of the President, his Cabinet and all Members of Congress in proportion to any Federal deficit; and (4) phases out all public employee unions, because negotiations are inevitably corrupt when they are between workers and elected officials who depend on union contributions for their election.