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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    Only for Republicans.
    Sorry I should have said only for Republicans and corporate CEOs. No bonuses from US tax dollars.

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    How many here would favor a 10% pay cut for all federal and state elected officials? There would be no raise for four years. I don't know how to get this in to a poll but it just rubs me wrong looking and hearing our self-serving, lying officals sound off as if they give a crap about the citizens of America as we go through this eononmic crisis. Why hasn't a single politician offered up a cut in their pay instead of everyone elses? Think how much that would be over a period of four years and what could be done with the money.
    I'm more interested in term limits.

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Nah. Most elected officials have pretty modest salaries. Even the president only makes $400K per year...which is extremely low, considering the amount of responsibility with which we give him.
    400k a year is hardly LOW. Plus he gets free room and board in a mansion for him and his family. Free food, free drinks, parties, dinners, free travel expenses to anywhere in the world. It's hardly piddly. It's far, FAR too high, IMO.

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm more interested in term limits.
    Absolutely
    Two four year terms for Senators and Representatives.
    I do not care for "Senator for Life", nor is it good that representatives spend so much time running and campaigning.
    I think their pay is fair; but we do not need money grubbers in government.
    Let big business over pay as much as they like; but tax this excessive compensation at ...say 60%....

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    400k a year is hardly LOW. Plus he gets free room and board in a mansion for him and his family. Free food, free drinks, parties, dinners, free travel expenses to anywhere in the world. It's hardly piddly. It's far, FAR too high, IMO.
    Ummmm 400K for running a country? Seriously Why do you people keep skipping over the fact that when people say he should get paid more then 400K it's not because he has expenses. It's because he runs a ****ING WORLD POWER. It's not 400K because he has to drive to work. It's because he spends his day dealing with Russia, the Middle East, the Military, Healthcare, Welfare, National Security those damn Care Bears. Seriously. If I dealt with that much **** on a daily basis this is what the white house would look like every day :




    Seriously though people. He's not getting 400K for his expenses. He's getting paid 400K for his responsibilities. And for somebody who's the leader of the most powerful country in the world. That is incredibly low. Bill Gates would laugh at anybody who offered him that kind of salary and I'm sure his job is not as complicated as running a nation of 300 million. Seriously. Throw me a friggin bone.
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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Seriously. Throw me a friggin bone.

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ummmm 400K for running a country? Seriously Why do you people keep skipping over the fact that when people say he should get paid more then 400K it's not because he has expenses. It's because he runs a ****ING WORLD POWER. It's not 400K because he has to drive to work. It's because he spends his day dealing with Russia, the Middle East, the Military, Healthcare, Welfare, National Security those damn Care Bears. Seriously. If I dealt with that much **** on a daily basis this is what the white house would look like every day :




    Seriously though people. He's not getting 400K for his expenses. He's getting paid 400K for his responsibilities. And for somebody who's the leader of the most powerful country in the world. That is incredibly low. Bill Gates would laugh at anybody who offered him that kind of salary and I'm sure his job is not as complicated as running a nation of 300 million. Seriously. Throw me a friggin bone.
    They get their names written on the pages of history. There's your bone.

    It's a job of service, they are NOT supposed to be doing it for monetary gain.

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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ummmm 400K for running a country? Seriously Why do you people keep skipping over the fact that when people say he should get paid more then 400K it's not because he has expenses. It's because he runs a ****ING WORLD POWER.
    Government work is supposed to be public service/service to your country, not a high paying career and yes 400,000 is a lot of money for a PUBLIC SERVANT.
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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Government work is supposed to be public service/service to your country, not a high paying career and yes 400,000 is a lot of money for a PUBLIC SERVANT.
    It's better yearly salary than the majority of Americans and the POTUS has taxpayer funded perks(some crucial such as security, transportation, or business correspondence), sounds like a pretty cushy gig to me.
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    Re: A Pay Cut For All Elected Politicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ummmm 400K for running a country? Seriously Why do you people keep skipping over the fact that when people say he should get paid more then 400K it's not because he has expenses. It's because he runs a ****ING WORLD POWER. It's not 400K because he has to drive to work. It's because he spends his day dealing with Russia, the Middle East, the Military, Healthcare, Welfare, National Security those damn Care Bears. Seriously. If I dealt with that much **** on a daily basis this is what the white house would look like every day :




    Seriously though people. He's not getting 400K for his expenses. He's getting paid 400K for his responsibilities. And for somebody who's the leader of the most powerful country in the world. That is incredibly low. Bill Gates would laugh at anybody who offered him that kind of salary and I'm sure his job is not as complicated as running a nation of 300 million. Seriously. Throw me a friggin bone.
    They are assuming the roles that they were never intended to have in the first place.

    There not supposed to "run" the country but just manage the offices intended by the Constitution.
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