Wouldn’t it be interesting to talk with some of our nation’s Founding Fathers about the size and reach of government in the United States of America? I’m guessing there would be disdain, disgust, and horror at the sight of what we have become.
Enter Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska as Exhibit A.
As Andy Roth of the national Club for Growth points out, despite Stevens’ felony convictions for corruption, he gets to keep his $122,000 a year pension.
This points out the need to not only take a hard look at how we compensate our government workers, but to ask ourselves hard questions about why we need career politicians at all.