Politicians should be paid commissions only – performance based compensation
I say that politicians should be paid – compensated on a performance based via commissions only, for example on every tax dollar that they save. Example, if a politician cuts government spending 1 Million dollars, the tax payers would pay him X% of 1 Million.
If it hits them in the pocket, they are going to be much more cautious how they spend our money.
A politician running for office should reimburse any matching funds after the election.
A politician should run the country like any profitable corporation, with checks and balances and profits.Any politician who violates the oath of office will lose his job and forfeit his benefits and pension.
It is time we should hold our politicians accountable for their deeds and behavior, any deviation from honesty and ethics will be punished severely.Honesty, integrity and accountability is the motto.
We should not rush to give our money to foreign countries, if we do give, it is a loan and must be repaid; the loans should also be collateralized with real estate and assets of the receiving country.
Value-based Management of the Government
Value-based management makes an explicit link between a government’s strategic and operating decisions and their impact on the country and its citizen’s benefits. It does so in part by aligning politicians incentives with citizens’ interests. Politicians should earn the public trust, which, in turn, is based on openness and accountability.
Excessive compensation, self-dealing and hidden agenda’s are detrimental to earning public trust.
When a State took A GIANT STEP WHEN it INSTITUTED PERFORMANCE BASED COMPENSATION INSTEAD OF THE INFLEXIBLE CONSTRAINTS OF THE MERIT SYSTEM. OVER HALF OF the STATE EMPLOYEES ARE NOW EMPLOYED AND COMPENSATED BASED ON PERFORMANCE RATHER THAN STATUS. AND THAT NUMBER IS GROWING EVERY DAY. GOVERNMENT CAN NEVER HAVE THE FULL CONFIDENCE OF ITS PEOPLE IF IT DOES NOT KEEP IN STEP WITH THE REST OF SOCIETY.
PERFORMANCE BASED EMPLOYMENT IS NOT ONLY DESIRED IT IS ESSENTIAL IF STATES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE AS ECONOMIC GENERATORS OF PROSPERITY. BASED ON StatesEXPERIENCE, I ENCOURAGE other States IN ITS EFFORTS TO MODERNIZE ITS STATE WORKFORCE.
Just over 2 months ago, the National Commission on Public Service, known as the Volcker Commission, issued its report on how to revitalize the Federal Government. At about the same time, the President issued his fiscal 2004 budget proposal. Both documents contain bold recommendations to reshape the Civil Service:The Volcker Commission, for example, suggests abolishing the General Schedule and allowing managers to base employees’ salaries on ‘‘competence and performance.’’ The White House’s budget proposal includes a $500 million Human Capital Performance fund to reward top performing employees, as well as a proposed shift of the entire Senior Executive Service to a pay-banding system.More and more often, Federal agencies are seeking permission to develop a compensation system outside the General Schedule. More than 20 percent of non-postal civil servants now work under alternate personnel systems according to the Volcker report, including those developed at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the General Accounting Office. In all of those examples, change in the compensation system was designed not merely as an end to itself but as a way to improve agency performance.The GAO is here today and I am looking forward to hearing how the various pay for performance systems are working so far, including GAO’s own.