Have you ever played that fantasy in your head.... If I had XXX money, I would do xxxxx?
I think such fantasy mind games are a human trait. I've run into very few people who won't admit to having those thoughts.
How about another one... another fantasy... where the American people get to make up laws of their own, without politicians getting in the middle? That might be a fun fantasy game to play, even though we would be far more likely to win the lottery than actually change how politicians operate.
There oughta be a law......
That all elected government officials and all treasury department agents have to do their own taxes, without help. They get the forms, a PEN, and half an hour. Any that get it wrong, or don't complete them on time are summarily fired on the spot. Lets see how long it takes to fix the tax code then.
I think all congressmen and senators should get paid the median family income for their district. No COLA, no raise, no expense account. If they want more money, they have to take their constituents along with them. Give them a cheap compact car and military dorm housing while in DC, but no expense account.
I think administrators at VA hospitals should be required to live in their own hospital one week of every month. Eat the standard food, use the standard bed and standard linens.... and never the same room from one time to the next.
I think anyone who wants to be a school board member should be required to (a) be a parent and (b) spend at least 200 hours in a classroom first.
I think we need a mandatory 'None of the above' option on all election ballots, and if it gets more than 25% of the vote, those candidates are all out and we start over with a new batch. Maybe our entrenched political parties will look a little harder for somebody decent to run for office then.
I think the best living conditions in any prison should be directly comparable to the worst living conditions our soldiers live with at that time. If we have soldiers sleeping in cold tents and eating out of cans, that's good enough.
Come on folks.... play the game. What's YOUR 'There oughta be a law...."?