Deb Mays
Deb Mays

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.

Keith Wurster
Keith Wurster
  • Deb Mays

Yea makes sense NOT-the pres alone pays millions to get a "job" that doesn't give back anything financially close to that cost.

Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
  • Deb Mays

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.

John Gore
John Gore
  • Deb Mays

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 .....

Bill Sprague
Bill Sprague

2 or 4 year term then out let them find a real job...give them nothing

Rudy Dent
Rudy Dent
  • Bill Sprague

Yes, give them nothing, nothing, nothing. To serve should be a sacred honor and trust never to be betrayed or exploited for personal gain. "The Greatness of a City is not in the Height of its Buildings but in the Character of its people."

Judy Dayton Miskill
Judy Dayton Miskill
  • Bill Sprague

How about they get Social Security just like their constituents, modest benefits based on years employed and max's out after healthy salary mark -- then invest their own $$ to secure a lucrative retirement. How is that their families receive so many benefits for education, etc. as well?? Put it toward the out-of-control deficit !!!

Mary Davis
Mary Davis

Their salaries should be cut tremendously, they should pay for their own vacations including the President. They all should have to and of they are caught trying to cover up where they have used government funds to pay, they should be fired. No wonder our country is broke. The President had no right to make us pay over 100 million dollars for his vacation to Africa and claiming part of it as business. Just proves what a liar and crook he really is. Then gives Africa money we don't have. I...

Their salaries should be cut tremendously, they should pay for their own vacations including the President. They all should have to and of they are caught trying to cover up where they have used government funds to pay, they should be fired. No wonder our country is broke. The President had no right to make us pay over 100 million dollars for his vacation to Africa and claiming part of it as business. Just proves what a liar and crook he really is. Then gives Africa money we don't have. I believe in helping them, but we can't help ourselves. Two year terms are plenty long enough for anyone in any capacity. They can do some damage but not as much or as much corruption.

Joe Perry
Joe Perry

Cut their pay after they are out of congress and president. They should not be able to be lifetime congress so called servants. Two terms only you then must be out of office for twenty years

Nick Callas
Nick Callas

I think that any president that adamantly denies any knowledge of major world events (Benghazi, etc.) which is a bold faced lie yet has plenty of time to spend MILLIONS of OUR dollars vacationing, spending and golfing, needs a wake up call and lose his "lowered" salary after he's maxed out a two year term! None of this lifetime crap, ever. The same as I believe that all Congress, and the executive branch and the judicial branch should be required to be on the exact same Social Security plan...

I think that any president that adamantly denies any knowledge of major world events (Benghazi, etc.) which is a bold faced lie yet has plenty of time to spend MILLIONS of OUR dollars vacationing, spending and golfing, needs a wake up call and lose his "lowered" salary after he's maxed out a two year term! None of this lifetime crap, ever. The same as I believe that all Congress, and the executive branch and the judicial branch should be required to be on the exact same Social Security plan that we are all on, then watch how quickly that fund is FULL. No more lifetime perks ever!

Edward Lueger
Edward Lueger
  • Nick Callas

The people spending millions of dollars is mostly GOP, congress. The president has done nothing different than all other presidents before him but actually he would have got a lot more done if it wasn't for congress blocking everything he is trying to do. Congress wants to take money from us to help out the rich while they claim they are trying to balance the budget.

Donna Wendling
Donna Wendling

Several years ago Legislators in Oregon had to work during the lunch hour. Rather than bring their own lunches it was selected to have their lunches catered. That bill alone would have provided the budget for the Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Intervention program for Florence for three years. The Politicians state that they have NO money. Is the reality in truth that they have no Management skills? Just saying.

John Stallings
John Stallings

The president should be the first one cut and then cut all the rest

William Brummett
William Brummett

if they spend more money to get elected than the job pays they shouldn't get paid at all and no benefits at all.

Dee Fensin
Dee Fensin

YES THEY NEED TO SEE HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE THEIR MONEY TAKEN AWAY.

Chett Winchell
Chett Winchell

Congress should never be allowed to set their own salaries - that should be the job of their constitutents. Limit terms to a maximum of two (2) total that can be served, period. Perks, social security like the rest of us. Hold them accountible for how they vote. Ban special interest groups and lobbying from the congressional buildings.

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