I don't often get into politics. Even less often do I get into polarizing comments about politics, but frugal is my game and it irritates me - no, it infuriates me - to see blind, uncaring waste in our government.
Oh, I could rant about "pork" in bills, and I could scream about wasteful practices in government projects, but why not tackle something we might even have a chance (?) of changing?
Why not demand a few things from our government "servants"?
Cut the pension of every one who has ever been a senator, representative or president, to 20% of what their income was.
Say NO to career politicians by demanding that no one serve more than two terms. No more life long Senators or Representatives.
Put a cap on what candidates for any office can spend on campaigning. Let's say a half million dollars. That would create a level playing field and no one would win just because they had more or could raise more money than anyone else. Good fund raisers do not necessarily make good leaders.
Just those three things could change the face of politics and the overall efficiency of the government in the US but of course they're just the tip of the iceberg.
Can you imagine what a nation we'd live in if we would really frugalize the government??