The immediate reaction to this is positive, but it really requires more thought than that. Our nation has been in debt since inception, and the deficit has been around for decades. The current tax bill definitely exacerbates the deficit situation, but the blame does not fall entirely on those present in Congress now. It is true that the vast majority of Congress does not need the money, but allowing lobbyists even more leverage via deep pockets won’t help, either. Maybe denying raises or other benefits (time off, paid medical) is a better solution.