It's a great concept, but I don't like how Ben Nelson (D-NE), who is on our side half the time gets the same 1 star rating as Mike Johans (R-NE) who is with us none of the time. That's a 50% voting difference in the same state and the Progressive Punch 5 star system counts them as equals.
The legislative meetings issue is valid, but avoid the income issue. A temporary $125K for Sarah is only moderate when you have four kids to put through college and another one who will need more expensive attention. If I was Todd I would insist on working.