This is what would happen if I ruled the world, or at least the United States of America.
1. Term Limits
An idea whose time has come. I've heard arguments against term limits for fear that it will increase the control lobbyists have over the Congress but we'll never know if we don't try. It's high time the career politicians that think they have squatting rights in Washington discover what it's like to try to live in the real world.
Bring Your Own Benefits!
I find it nothing short of hypocritical that those who are most vocal about government-funded health care are themselves feeding at the trough. Time to put your money where your mouth is. Get off the teat and live according to the same standards as the people you represent.
3. No Government Pension for Congress
It is a privilege to serve, not a right. And anyone who tries to tell me that being a member of Congress is a real job would have better luck trying to sell me that bridge to nowhere. Come do my job for a day and then we'll talk.
4. Make Prior Military Service a Condition of Running for Office
And then let's see how many more Iraq wars we have.
5. No Political Endorsements While In Office
Members of the military are not permitted to make official endorsements or appearances in uniform on behalf of any candidate. The same should apply to Congress. Your job is to represent the people of your district, not help your cronies get elected.
Sigh. I can dream, can't I?