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%....
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.
Last edited by Hatuey; 02-13-09 at 02:26 AM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.