The President has proposed and the Republicans are applauding a pay freeze for federal employees.
But they really shouldn't stop there. I'd like to suggest another even better economically pointless, but PR rich, gesture that is guaranteed to elate ALL the folks back home -- whatever their ideology.
Here's my proposal: Limit congressman's pay to no more than 3 times the average per capita earnings in their district, and senator's to no more than three times the per capita earnings in the state. Raises would of course be automatic -- when constituents get a raise, their "representatives" get a raise.
I fully expect the Tea Party, and Republicans who believe in "accountability," to be wildly enthusiastic about this idea.
What do you say, Rep. Boehner?