Here’s a good idea that doesn’t go nearly far enough:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters feel members of Congress should take a 25% pay cut until the federal budget is balanced. Only 12% disagree.

Only 25%? I might allow them to keep 25 until the budget is balanced. But since so many members of Congress are millionaires and billionaires, they still wouldn’t feel the pinch. So if voters really want the budget balanced — lean in closely, so I can whisper this next part — MAYBE THEY COULD START ELECTING NEW PEOPLE TO CONGRESS.

It’s just a little something I thought of a moment ago. Elections that mean something. Delivering consequences for politicians’ bad actions. Radical, I know.