Along the same lines, I'm convinced that the best thing we could do no matter our various political affiliations is to make serving in Congress a less pleasant experience.

It is ridiculous that so many of these people become millionaires whose stock portfolios magically beat out S&P year in and year out.

They should be paid the median income and no more. I am a term limits proponent, but short of term limits we should have a system that makes serving as a legislator less appealing by drastically restricting salary, benefits, etc.

If I had my way, service in Congress would be allotted by draft and would be thought of the same way. Most of these slugs see public service as access to easy street and grow egos to match it.