The problem with politicians, especially in Washington, is that they do not make any money. Why the heck would anybody with any economic or business sense or leadership capabilities go to work for what a congressman or senator makes? You are putting people in charge of trillions of dollars, kids in a candy store, who could not get a real job in the private sector. Most business people who do get elected only stay for a term or two as they cannot stand the stupidity and arrogance of their “colleagues”. If you want real talent, make it worth while, a couple million a year at a minimum, and NO RETIREMENT PLAN. Politicians were never intended to be permanent.