It seems to me the job of being a "servant of the people" has now become a self-serving position. I know many of the actions of our politicians are well meaning but watching from a distance when the economy and things that people like myself have to deal with are ignored or swept under the rug. I think it's simple if the politicians stick to the following rule.
Whatever law or regulation you write or enact or promote - you the politician needs to live by and within it also. No more insider trading, no more special healthcare, no more double standards - PERIOD!