jg: that's SO not true. If the Mafia ran the Federal legislature, they'd be running it at a profit.
Not to mention that whatever you kick up would be far less than current taxes...
Perry: great point. I hear that, since Red China is no longer buying our T-bills, one of the administrations went down to the docks last night to borrow a few trillion dollars from a guy. The guy turned him down, saying that Uncle Sam couldn't afford the vig.
You think congressmen aren't profiting from their activities? Why else you think they do this "thankless" job - benevolence?!
I know you were joshin' but all kidding aside, the analogy fits like a glove.
If the analogy fits, you must aquits...