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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Interesting, but extreme and politically impossible.

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So here’s my suggestion: Once someone is elected to federal office — the House, Senate, or White House — they will get that office’s pay for life, guaranteed, plus inflation, no matter how soon they retire or how long they linger in office. However, all other income (except for withdrawals from previously accumulated retirement funds and Social Security) will be taxed at 100 percent.

No speech fees, no lobbying, no consulting, no corporate boards, no book deals, no film deals, no university positions. No other jobs, either. Basically, no nothing. Unless, of course, you just want to work as a labor of love, in which case be my guest.

I need to think on this idea some before I can comment. Great post, though.