Perhaps worst of all for the smart and responsible members are their fellow members who are not so smart and responsible. These days, Congress has suffered a mountainous loss of esteem because of too much politics and too many members who have transgressed in one way or another.
Who would put up with the demands and the aggravations of a job that requires so much and pays so little? Sadly, only the wealthy or the retired. For others, giving up a career for two years of ill-paid harassment is out of the question.
Certainly not. Instead, raise pay so all Americans would be able to take a crack at it. Then, maybe performance would improve.