The stock market and economy are in the dumps largely because of mistakes made by the boobs, scoundrels and narcissists who govern us.THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS JUST OVER THREE YEARS AGO:
... To these boneheads we now add Rod Blagojevich and his bribe scandal, which lends weight to the idea that government has never been run by poseurs, windbags, sociopaths and self-dealers to the extent that it is today. Washington has become a sort of Hollywood for ugly people.
Call me a dreamer, but I propose a simple fix to this problem. Pay politicians more. Give these takers the chance to become rich legally.Here is how.
... Let’s put every elected federal official and appointee and bureaucrat on a stock option plan. The value of these options would be tied to the health and wealth of America. Half the options would vest over two years so as to spur politicians to make immediate changes. The other half would vest over 20 years, so politicians could build a framework for enduring success and be rewarded for it.
Glenn and TTLB are nobly trying to unite bloggers and unleash the power of the blogosphere to help cut federal pork-barrel spending by exposing pork projects they know about locally and making a BIG stink. They've even come up with a clever "handle" and a cute logo/button: "PORKBUSTERS."This is all well and good - and it may expose some heretofore unknown examples of pork (though I'd betchya most people know where most of the fat is: in other peoples districts!!! Heh!)There's a much MUCH simpler way to do it, and I guarantee it'll be 100% effective:Let's just put all the Congressmen and Congresswomen on COMMISSION!That would give them a personal incentive to cut spending. Here's how it would work: The Congress'd get a 2% commission - TAX FREE! - of whatever they cut/save. The Congressmen would have to share it, so, it would get divided by 535 the members of Congress. If they cut $60BILLION, then each Senator and Representative would get $225,000. The more they cut, the more they make. This gives them incentive to cut A LOT. But if they cut too much, then their constituents might vote them out of office.
TAKE THAT GLENN!
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