Let's Get The Money Out Of Politics
I've made no secret here of my skepticism regarding so- called Campaign Finance Reform- efforts to supposedly get the money out of politics. Politicians don't need to reap direct financial benefits to take advantage of government's largesse.
Termed out State Assemblydude, Juan Vargas, gives us a current example of how legislators reap the benefits of public office even after they've left.
"Given the low level of competence among politicians, every American should become a libertarian. The government that governs the least is certainly the best choice when fools, opportunists and grafters run it. When power is for sale, government power should be severely limited. When power is abused, the less power the better."- Charley Reese