It amazes me how the political elite (from both sides of the aisle, by the way) can be so out of touch. The Founding Fathers purposed for a system that nurtured and attracted public servants and not a political aristocracy that would seek office to enrich themselves. "Public service is not supposed to be comfortable or luxurious," said Tom Schatz, the president of Citizens Against Government Waste. "Taxpayers send these men and women to Washington to work and pay them a salary that is more than three times that of an average American. Congress should focus on getting America's fiscal house in order and spend less time trying to create a Congressional Animal House." I couldn't agree more. We need servant leaders who are going to work for the American people and not themselves and that is why I am in this race. Donald McEachin co-sponsored this bill and it is his type of leadership that needs to be replaced. It is time to raise the standard of leadership in Washington - not the politicians' standard of living.