I know this is meant to be a joke, and that I'm about to ruin it but:
A PLS works by taking a portion of the interest that would be paid to all savers, siphoning it off, and giving it all to one winner. But the government already has a way to siphon off everyone else's savings: create inflation. Which, arguably, it should be doing now anyway, so I guess you're right after all.
I've voted straight Democrat in the last 4 elections ('06, '08, '10, and '12) and the last Republican I voted for was Arlen Specter... who changed parties to the Democrats.
But I'd consider voting for a Republican again if this became part of the platform. (And if they shift way left on abortion, gay rights, immigration, unions, budgets... heck, this and 3 out of 5 of those.)
One problem: The 12 year term length, while I love it, is currently constrained by the Berne Convention, which requires "life + 50". But we could absolutely drop down to that from our current "life + 70". (And I'm fuzzy on the details, but I think we could drop works-for-hire down to a flat 50?)
Sometimes, knowing history will help you to repeat it.
In 1852, both parties sucked badly on the #1 civil liberties issue of the day, slavery. The difference then, was it was the #1 issue, period, of the day. Factions in both parties, the Whigs and the Democrats, had strong, vocal supporters, and both parties had bitter internal arguments on the issue. That year, the Whigs cracked and began to disband. By 1856, a new party, founded on this one issue, had risen; the Republicans.
Anti-slavery Democrats fled their party to join the Republicans; pro-slavery former-Whigs muddle about but eventually ended up as Democrats (because it's a two party system, so what else can you do?)
The honorably goal of journalism is to protect the powerless; to, as they say, "speak truth to power".
That's the big difference between, say, outing anonymous political dissidents living under an oppressive regime, and, for example, outing a teacher who takes sexually suggestive pictures of his students. The difference is who has the power.
But it is a case of that. The devices being used to measure distances (consumer-grade cellphones) are not certified for accuracy. If you want to argue that cabs shouldn't have to have certified measurement tools for distance (as long as they make you aware of that fact) that's one thing, but the current law in MA is that they do need to use certified devices.