I don't know of any congress men or women that "need" the money they are receiving, especially AFTER they leave congress and start raking in speaking engagements and lobbyists roles.
This is exactly what this nation needs.
It will be interesting to see how those who hold positions in the US Congress will respond. If modifications are made to the the extent to which pay raises, automatic pensions, and health care benefits have been "arranged" for Congressional members, it would restore my faith and trust in their integrity!
Minimum wage until they GET IT RIGHT.
Stop Paying Congress/Senate.......ANYONE blocking the passage of important bills. These jerks need a lesson and if they don't get paid they may get the message.
the very reason that we are in this position as a nation right now is NOT due to the american working class, but the leadership of our country. these people look after themselves first and then maybe if it is pleasing, they will actually do something good for the american people. time to put term limits on all politicians, and not allow anyone to become too powerful.
And no I'm not sending any more friends enough.
I agree with this but what needs to be decided is what constitutes the "average American salary." The physician's salary? The coal miner's salary? or are we putting everyone in the pot and taking the REAL average...and if we do that...who will collect that data? Social Security holds the most complete data, but do we allow a governmental agency to analyze their own data or should we demand that Gallop or another statistical research company do it? These simple but important things must be also be decided.
increase the pay of our enlisted military ABSOLUTELY YES....increase the pay of our congress ABSOLUTELY NO & while I have your attention, why should the president get a big salary he has free room & board, everything he needs is given to him, transportation, a vacation house, servants...really try living on what I have been forced to live on with out a job or income for a year...I don't live off the government either...try that one Mr President.
The Men and Women of our Gongress should read the CONSTITUTION and know we are One Nation Under GOD...