"...it's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."
I believe that we should adopt a Congressional compensation model that is indexed to the constituents of the respective elected representative. Take the average income of the State or Congressional District and then add some "thank you for your service" percentage like 10 percent. That would be a fair model that would appropriately compensate the Senator or Congressman as their respective constituents prospered or suffered.
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