There are so many penalties that should be levied against congressmen and women for failing to do their jobs. I say they should be employed in the same manner as a McDonald's employee: you can only show up late, call in sick, or no-show so many times before you're fired. You clock in to work a specific number of hours. You get the same health benefits. There's no paid vacations. You pay into social security and retirement plans. And, finally, this is a part time job; after so many years, you get booted from the job. Plus there should be a post-employment contract that after leaving office, you are ineligible to be a lobbyist. That should do it.