Not only are members of Congress compensates hugely for a ridiculously low number of work days per year, most of them are millionaires because our system is fouled up beyond all recognition and only very wealthy people can successfully run for high office. The best first step to change would be for members of Congress to have no special perks. No more tax reductions or health care or voting their own raises. Any laws and rules and regulations good enough for us are good enough for them. And as their employers, we will decide when they need a raise. They can ask and we will add it to the ballot. They better be prepared to demonstrate that they’ve earned it. And no more endless vacations, but also no more midnight voting or debate. Stop being sneaky! Do your jobs! Stop cheating! Then we will talk!