This should be based on the net worth of the individual. If we want the average person to run for Congress and represent the people, we need incentives to make it easier for them. However, the higher net worth of the average member of Congress today is high enough that they don’t need the deduction. Like many issues, it’s muddy. While this change won’t make much of an impact, I think it’s the elimination of small incentives like this overtime that create the swamp.