I'm not sure about the President, but I am sure about the congress and senate. Not only should their salaries be radically reduced, but their terms of office should be max of two terms, all their perks should be cut out and they should have to pay into their own healthcare, just like the rest of us. Their retirement should be taken away, since they're doing that or helping big business take all of ours a way.
Yea makes sense NOT-the pres alone pays millions to get a "job" that doesn't give back anything financially close to that cost.
Keith Wurster The Campaign Funds that they use to run for office is donations and fund raisers; very little comes out of their pockets. The regulations on campaign funds is strict but they manage to break those laws as well.
I believe the president is acting more like a dictator to the people instead a servant to the people.....The people put him in office and the people can take him out of office .....
Not only should they cut their pay they should do away with the lifelong pensions and insurance. Pensions should be based on years of service just like any other job. The fact that elected officials in Washington are getting pensions for the rest of their lives (even those who have only served one term) is ludicrous. No wonder we are bankrupt as a nation. Any employer who gave a pension plan to employees who only worked a year or so, would be bankrupt as well. Re-vamp the entire process!!!!
Amen!!! You are so correct!!!!
Pay them minimum wage, make them pay for thier own insurance.
Cut all their pay, but we need to get rid of all and elect all new. Also change the law that they can only hold office 8 years.
Should not be allowed to "walk off the job". In the 'real world' this is always grounds for termination.
you have that right, if you don't work than you don't get paid. in my opinion no one deserves to be paid the amount of money these people are being paid. if they cut these saleries just think how much the goverment would save and what a chunk out of the deficet.
Most of them are not doing their job they were hired by We the People to do - Obama is destroying our country as it once was - he needs to be ousted and locked up in prison for treason!
"We the people" should decide their salaries, pension plan, insurance, etc. I would relish the privalege of deciding my salary and benefit package and so would 97% of the American people!!
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No healthcare and they need to be on the same Social Security benefits as we are. No other retirement benefits. They also have to become self employed contractors and receive a 1099 for their paycheck. I.e. they stop being employees. They also have to do all the filings for a small business and have to write off all their expenses (no expense accounts). This way they'll learn the cost of the paperwork they make for us.
I am sure about the President, also