Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gove'ment Cheese

I was thinking this morning, about Salaries for U.S. Congress members, Senators, the President, and other government employees.

A Congress member, gets paid over $174,000 a year. A Representative, gets $169,000 per year. That's not including Minority or Majority leaders extra pay ($193,000), or a House Speaker ($223,000).

If you take say $70,000 a year away from these greedy bastards, you'd end up with a savings of over $37,000,000 per year. That's not including pay cuts for the president either, who makes $400,000 plus a few taxable and non-taxable spending accounts (like the $19,000 spending account for entertainment!).

37 million dollars is a big chunk of change, not government changing, recession busting money, but in a financial climate such as now we need every penny we can get.

While this thinking is obviously not new, I think the current recession mandates action such as these pay cuts.

/semi-coherent rant

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