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Originally posted by nyk537
I've always though that we should switch the pay of politicians to a performance based system.
Every quarter or so often there would be a poll of approval from the constituents, and their pay would be based of that.
10% approval rating? You're getting a really crappy paycheck.
80 % approval rating? Say hello to the money you deserve.
This would really encourage all policy makers to really listen to the public and push bills and reform to really help the people, not just themselves. After all, what incentive have they to listen and work hard if they get the same pay either way?
Originally posted by Realtruth
Most politicians would be supplementing their income with food stamps if that was the case.
[edit on 21-11-2007 by Realtruth]