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 !!!

P Murray
P Murray

Congress isn't even in session 5 days a week:( These folks don't even put in a 40 hr week:(

Nellie Bunch
Nellie Bunch

By all means, their salaries, president and all the rest of the fat cats should be reduced especially the millions the President spends on his vacations for all his family all paid from us hard working taxpayers. I don't understand why the taxpayers pay for his family's vacations, we didn't elect them to office.

Rudy Dent
Rudy Dent
  • Nellie Bunch

Perfect!

Sharon Benghazi Turner

Obama gave himself a raise of over100,000 a year, bringing the president's salary to about half a million. Combine that with the BILLION per year he and his wfe spend of tax payer money on their vacations, staff, fancy parties, and clothes, I would say YES all their salaries should be reduced.

Jean Paquin
Jean Paquin
  • Sharon Benghazi Turner

We also need to look at the benefits they gave themselves. We, the taxpayers, are paying their salaries - we're basically their bosses. I've never had a boss that let me decide what perks I should have.

Herman Chaney
Herman Chaney

the office PRESIDENT IS PAID TOO MUCH. THEY SPEND MILLIONS TOO GET IN OFFICE THEN THEY GET ALL EXPENSPAID BY THE PUBLIC YOU AND ME. THE SENET AND THE HOUSE GIVE THEMSELVES 20% PLUS PAY RAISES AND GIVE US 1.7%PAY RAISES AREn't WE WORTHY OF A BIGGER PAY RAISE.ON TOP OF THIS WHEN WE GET A PAY RAISE OUR TAXES GO UP OUR INSURANCE GOS UP 4100.00 plus and on and on. SO ITS TIME TOO CUT THE TOP GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS TOO LET THEM NO HOW IT FEELS TOO HAVE A PAY CUT'WHEN THIS COUNTRY STARTED...

the office PRESIDENT IS PAID TOO MUCH. THEY SPEND MILLIONS TOO GET IN OFFICE THEN THEY GET ALL EXPENSPAID BY THE PUBLIC YOU AND ME. THE SENET AND THE HOUSE GIVE THEMSELVES 20% PLUS PAY RAISES AND GIVE US 1.7%PAY RAISES AREn't WE WORTHY OF A BIGGER PAY RAISE.ON TOP OF THIS WHEN WE GET A PAY RAISE OUR TAXES GO UP OUR INSURANCE GOS UP 4100.00 plus and on and on. SO ITS TIME TOO CUT THE TOP GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS TOO LET THEM NO HOW IT FEELS TOO HAVE A PAY CUT'WHEN THIS COUNTRY STARTED THE SENETE AND THE HOUSE ONLY WORKED 3 MONTHS A YEAR AND THE PRESIDENT DIDN! T MAKE @250.00 A YEAR SO LETS BE TRANSPARENT AND SHOW HOW IT FEELS.

Diana Wilson
Diana Wilson
  • Herman Chaney

You've gotten raises?? We haven't gotten one in over 3 years?? Our Health Insurance just upped it's out-of-pocket costs and my husbands employer decided to shut down instead of pay out the nose for Obamacare. Meanwhile....back at the ranch....we get to pay taxes next year on any Health Insurance paid costs by our employers, if my husband gets one that supplies Health Insurance~!! Thanks Obama!!

Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
  • Herman Chaney

I hear you Diana. I'm a nurse and after 5 years with no raise because of increasing healthcare premiums and people dropping coverage; employers closing up and/or laying off; gas prices skyrocketing; my husband's employer having to increase the employee share of premiums and then we have to pay taxes on the employer's share; it's to the point it isn't worth me working anymore, I retired. It's crazy; I'm not working 60 hours a week to support a deadbeat. My husband is 70 this year and I...

I hear you Diana. I'm a nurse and after 5 years with no raise because of increasing healthcare premiums and people dropping coverage; employers closing up and/or laying off; gas prices skyrocketing; my husband's employer having to increase the employee share of premiums and then we have to pay taxes on the employer's share; it's to the point it isn't worth me working anymore, I retired. It's crazy; I'm not working 60 hours a week to support a deadbeat. My husband is 70 this year and I wish he'd retire. It seems you work for nothing. We're raising a granddaughter and that is why we continued working so long but when they make laws that make it harder for the working person to work and bring home a decent paycheck........doesn't make sense. It's all about the VOTE.

Walter Cook
Walter Cook

Salaries of members of Congress should be no more than the mean average in their Congressional District. Senators should be the mean average of their State. President Salary should be the mean average of the Nation. Benefits should be what the average american has and retirement should be a 401K not a pension. Then we will see how the economy really grows!

Sandra Mullikin
Sandra Mullikin
  • Walter Cook

You know Walter, I believe that is the best solution I have heard yet! That should be the opinion poll we should do, as well as, a petition to go viral!!! Please, if someone knows how to do this I would be more than happy to sign it. Many of my friends would also! Let's do it!!!

Lou D. Blanchard
Lou D. Blanchard

None of th are earning any of the money they get . If they were in the private sector they would have been fired a long time ago. Take their money away til the start doing what they were elected to do. Work for us.

Lawrence W. Sawyer
Lawrence W. Sawyer
  • Lou D. Blanchard

A true leader who is concern about there people would be willing to sacrifice along with everyone else but as we know all of the politician from the President on down to the local level won,t give part of their pay because it isn't about helping the people but about padding there billfold. I wish we could get leaders that would make a stand, no matter what it cost. Because the end result they would be Blessed. We need men and women that will also tell the truth. No matter who's feather it will ruffal.

Lawrence W. Sawyer
Lawrence W. Sawyer
  • Lou D. Blanchard

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Mark Bermea
Mark Bermea

Give them a salary of a sargent in the US Millitary and make them pay for there own health care just like the rest of us!!!

Rudy Dent
Rudy Dent
  • Mark Bermea

Yes, if they bleed like us they will feel like us and fight like and for us because they will be forced to be one of us!

Leonor Arango Lrr
Leonor Arango Lrr

I am going to be removed well like i sail want to s yea. i am working feeding lunches for the one lunch a day kids ummer.Look. so i go to CDC for a group NAACP for awareness dinner I given rediculous contracts that does not protect us i am not buying a house forced to usegoogle product do you understand the violations. Of my freedom i cant pray join my people ethnic and done what you pleased i want full disclosure in order
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Rudy Dent
Rudy Dent
  • Leonor Arango Lrr

Not clear but I think I get your message, anyway FULL DISCLOSURE is something that should be a requirement of any one who wants to have a position of power and trust. "Trust but verify"

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