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Spending Accounts for Representatives Are Out of Control

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Imagine our political hierarchy as foreseen by our Founding Fathers. In their vision, men and women sacrifice their strict focus on career for a short while to serve in public office. They continued to work in their home towns among their constituents, coming to the capital only once or twice a year to do the people’s business, and then returned home straightaway. Imagine, no “ruling class,” no “pork,” no “career politicians”; corruption would be far less prevalent, if not, nonexistent. The wheeling and dealing of lobbyists would be, in effect, silenced by making never-ending campaigning obsolete. Think what our