Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Monday, July 29, 2002
Merit Pay For Our Rulers
I have long bemoaned how unfair it is that our rulers are not made to suffer for their incompetent actions. They pass laws and do other things to screw up life for everyone else. As a reward, they receive huge salaries and fringe benefits. When they ever decide to step down from their thrones, they receive huge pensions. Even proven crooks & perverts, such as Traficant & Condit are going to be receiving very handsome pension checks.
Contrast that with an owner or officer of a business that fails. They often have to file for bankruptcy protection. That's why I like this theory of how to link the pay of our rulers to the results they are able to achieve. Of course, the chances of ever seeing this are non-existent.