The less the better since it's by forced taxation that these people have a political job to begin with. Gov't was meant to be small and with term limits. People should be chosen, just like Jury duty. Your job should be held while you serve your country. The pay for serving should be the same as in the job you normally work. After your term, you leave, return to your job and the next person is chosen to take your place. Nobody should be making it a career path nor come out as multi millionaires. THIS WOULD FINALLY BE A GOV'T FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE.