He proposed some practical reforms:
First, I'd get rid of judicially created immunities. …These are good proposals. And I’d also demand a “private parity tax,” which would require that state and federal employees’ pay a special tax that keeps the average pay and benefits for state and federal employees 1 percent lower than the average pay and benefits in the private sector of the United States.
I'd also cut all payments to members of Congress whenever they haven't passed a budget. If they can't take care of that basic responsibility, why should they get paid? Likewise, I'd ban presidential travel when there's not a budget. He can do his job from the White House.
I'm willing to consider other changes: Term limits that kick in whenever there's a deficit for more than two years in a row. Limitations on civil-service protections to allow wronged citizens to get offending bureaucrats fired. Pay cuts for elected officials whenever inflation or unemployment are above a threshold.
As has been argued here before, the “private parity tax” would remind government employees that they are public servants, not masters to be served. It also would focus government workers on finding ideas to improve the economy and build real wealth that benefits us all -- starting with those of us not in government.