American Innovation at Its Best

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MP writes, suggesting a novel attractive, and persuasive method of giving the pols what they want and getting what we want:

‘Another approach to quickly and dramatically shrink government would be to allow every politician who votes for spending cuts to legally share in a pool of money consisting of, say, 1% of all real cuts in government spending. Since these public “servants” are really in politics to enrich themselves, we can assume that the voting for cuts will be unanimous. In that case, for every one trillion dollars cut, each of our 535 servants could legally become $18,691,588 richer! What lobbyist or pressure group can offer such an incentive to vote a certain way?”

8:31 pm on December 9, 2011