Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Editorial of the day

Thomas Sowell has part two in his series on political corruption today. Sowell is always a must-read.

From Dr. Sowell:

"If we paid every member of Congress $10 million a year, that would not increase the federal budget by one percent."

This is only because our federal budget is far larger than it should be. But I will give Dr. Sowell a pass on this point, only because he continues with this point:

"One term in the Senate would bring in $60 million, which most people could live on for life, without being beholden to anybody and without having to seek a job afterwards for special interests, much less having to sell their soul to continue a political career."

The thing I worry about with this idea: What if he is wrong? We will have the same crooked Congress, only we will be paying them ridiculously large sums of money.

Don't get me wrong. I think Sowell's idea is good in theory. But let's put term limits in first. If that doesn't work, then we can talk about salaries.

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