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 !!!

Geraldine Wingfield
Geraldine Wingfield

Not only should their salaries be cut but the WH budget (if they have one..) should be cut as well. IF the first family wants to go on vacation then they need to pay for it themselves just like we do.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Geraldine Wingfield

Amen Geraldine every time air force one fly's it cost $180,000.00 per hour to fly, why should the tax payers pay for the President and family vacation's, The Senate and congress is time for term limits and when they are through they do not keep on getting health care and a pay check. The same with the President why should he get a pay check the rest of his life health care and secret service men, No other job in the world does this and they have forgot it is a job the people put them there...

Amen Geraldine every time air force one fly's it cost $180,000.00 per hour to fly, why should the tax payers pay for the President and family vacation's, The Senate and congress is time for term limits and when they are through they do not keep on getting health care and a pay check. The same with the President why should he get a pay check the rest of his life health care and secret service men, No other job in the world does this and they have forgot it is a job the people put them there to serve the people, not them self's. What happen to the words For the people by the people in the constitution. It is time like back when there was farmers, businessmen, regular people in the Senate and Congress, instead of high paid Lawyers that become Millionaires when or after they are in the Government.

Jim Baker
Jim Baker
  • Geraldine Wingfield

He along with THEM spent the Trillions Why NOT ?????????????????????

Vickie Williams
Vickie Williams
  • Geraldine Wingfield

well they paid the same amount for the last president maybe they should start with the next one.

Virginia Lazo
Virginia Lazo
  • Geraldine Wingfield

Beside taking 2 plane for a vacation is way too much expensive for taxpayer money. Excessive vacationing, that;s all the President does, if not going on vacation, he is out there campaigning, why not stay in the white house and meet with congress and senate to solve US debt and forget about raising more taxes.

Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
Nancy Louise Phillips-Auld
  • Geraldine Wingfield

Vickie Williams : Neither of the Bush Presidents took a salary or benefits; neither did their spouses. That's a fact. They did have security but that is understandable with the position.

Carol Skelton Brashier
Carol Skelton Brashier
  • Geraldine Wingfield

I Agree Geraldine!

Bonnie Kernene
Bonnie Kernene
  • Geraldine Wingfield

Vickie Williams: They should ALL lose their presidential salary once they are out of office, starting with all who are still receiving salaries and continuing with the rest. All of them are wealthy as it is, so they don't even need it. Why should the taxpayers have to keep on paying them, when most can't even support themselves.

Kathy Adlam
Kathy Adlam
  • Geraldine Wingfield

Vickie.... No we certainly did NOT pay the same for Bush's vacations. Ovomit and Moochelle have taken numerous exotic, extravagant vacations. The Bush's vacationed at the family home, Camp David and maybe even enjoyed different spots in Europe while ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS. This atrocity of a 1st family, has abused the vacation rights at the cost of OUR TAX DOLLARS.

Sharon Ostwinch
Sharon Ostwinch

Yes the entire senate and the congress and for sure the President. It is obvious that they get to much with all the vacation time and wasting of the tax payers money.

Rudy Dent
Rudy Dent
  • Sharon Ostwinch

Exactly!

Linda Juliano Morris
Linda Juliano Morris

I could not have said it better Deb! Our politicans have been robbing us blind for decades and it's about time something is done. Term limits is a start, the President can only serve two terms, why should the rest be able to stay for life? They are wealthy and have the money to pay for their own families benefits. No one is helping pay for mine!

Art Glattke
Art Glattke

They are Not being held to the same accountability as the rest of us, And, they're NOT earning what they're already getting... Just my unhumble opinion...

John Capps
John Capps
  • Art Glattke

And just think about the benefits they get.They are already millionaires.

Mildred Sheppard
Mildred Sheppard
  • Art Glattke

start now to limit pay raises let them pay there own way on vacation and every day expense

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!!!

Betty Dirickson
Betty Dirickson

If West Virginia Senate Joe Manchin lll is giving up his salarie then

Shawn Culver
Shawn Culver

Yes, I believe that the president and congress should have their pay cut. I also think that once you are out of office you should have to live like the rest of Americans. Draw social security or find another job. Why should the people of America support you. If people don't have a retirement plan when they get ready to retire, they still have to work. Find a job and work. Why as Americans should we have to do with less while, they make all the money. I say let them work for minimum wage and...

Yes, I believe that the president and congress should have their pay cut. I also think that once you are out of office you should have to live like the rest of Americans. Draw social security or find another job. Why should the people of America support you. If people don't have a retirement plan when they get ready to retire, they still have to work. Find a job and work. Why as Americans should we have to do with less while, they make all the money. I say let them work for minimum wage and have taxes held out of their pay, and see how they like living from pay check to pay check. They work for us, we should be able to say what they get paid. And from what I see they are not doing their jobs, I say fire them all.

Linda Wynns Lunsford
Linda Wynns Lunsford

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!!!!

Brenda Abernathy
Brenda Abernathy
  • Linda Wynns Lunsford

Amen!!! You are so correct!!!!

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