Members of Congress currently receive 174,000 smackeroos per year in base salary. What we should do is cut that salary to $100,000 per year, but provide incentives if Congress is able to successfully lower the unemployment rate.
John McCain said during the campaign that he would stop wasteful spending in government by naming names and making people famous. Well, that's a pretty good idea. Let's do it for the bankers to get out money back.
With courts unwilling to interpret the law as affording some defense for charities, there have been efforts to persuade legislators to amend existing laws to provide such a defense. But little has come of these efforts.