I propose that lawmakers get paid based on what they actually do, not on the position they hold. I believe if congressmen and senators got paid the same rate as our DOD civilian counterparts, IE GS-12 max they would work a lot more. There have been a lot of cuts to the military, and a lot of cuts to medical, and a lot of other areas, but i have yet to see one that affects them. They retire, and get paid the rest of... more »
Make members of Congress where patches on their clothing like NASCAR drivers to show who is giving them special interest money. This would generate money for the government through the ad revenues and would let the public know what companies and people are financing our elected officals.
Permit congressman to utilize a televoting system (internet or phone based) that would not require them to travel to Washington. This would save on travel expenses and other operational costs involved with transporting government officials to the capitol.
Why is it that if I get put in jail I don't continue to get paid YET a senator or congressman does!!! Talk about waste, fraud and abuse--this is MAJOR. They also should not get a pension for doing one term, that continues for years and years after they leave office. They also should not be able to vote in raises for themselves---the US people should be able to do that. They act like they rule the world and are more important... more »