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Thomas Jefferson wrote "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." It seems that politicians are always working against us, stealing our money to hand out to their corporate buddies or to finance wars. Their destruction never stops. They can do whatever they want with impunity.

So here's an idea - rather than politicians stealing our money through compulsory taxation, why don't we pay politicians to NOT work? You read that correctly. Go ahead and elect them as you generally do. However, their first day on the job, let's make them an offer they can't refuse - let's offer them a guaranteed, very large paycheck at the end of their term if they don't work. That means no votes... no creation or sponsorship of laws... hell, let's even say they are not allowed to go into any government building, make a phone call/send an email to another government employee, or write a news article/appear on TV in an official capacity. How much money should we offer politicians to not work? What metrics should we use to determine how effective this method would be (e.g., budgets, debt, inflation, crime, war deaths, terrorist acts)?


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jan 3, 2011 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=422

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