I have said for years that Congress, and any other elected body, or official, should be bound by strict term limits. With that in place, all those good folks out there who would love to contribute to this country, and who have a mass of great ideas to contribute with, would get up, and run for office. They know only too well, that the "good ole boy" syndrome controls Washington, and that they would have to vote like the potentates do, otherwise they would have nothing to do but sit on their duffs.
And, it should be just like when this country started. Legislators would meet for three months, conduct the countrys business, and go home. No pay while in session either. No benefits, nor, as they are so prone to say, "entitlements" either.