Puritan's Revenge

March 1977
New Republic;3/12/77, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p6
Comments on the proposals to limit the outside earned income of members of the U.S. Congress. Amount of annual salary voted by the House to limit its members; Issues of distinction in the financial disclosure provision of ethics code; Change in the composition of Congress if these proposals are adopted; View that the limit on outside earned income will tend to reduce the pool of available talent at a time when it needs replenishing and not diminishing; Purpose of the reforms to divert attentions of Americans from systematic distortions.


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