Durkin acknowledges that the perks afforded to members of Congress have been blatantly abused. The push to regulate such old-style political abuse was well intentioned. The consequences have had interesting unintended consequences.
Basically when it comes to Congress – it seems that if you let them do a little bad for themselves every once in a while they’ll do some good for everyone. Maybe if we moved the U.S. Capitol somewhere tropical and provide an open bar on the Chamber floor, Congress could get a little more of the nation’s business done.