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Should Congress Slash Their Six Figure Salaries?

InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:14 PM
Many of them struggle to be worth 5 figures....
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:15 PM
The Founders were not paid for six months of work. Only the President was paid. And he did not need it.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:25 PM
but do we want only "rich" people doing thid job?
i know they would have a vested interest in success
Judy S Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:28 PM
In America, So the president didn't need it? He didn't deserve it either.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:32 PM
Washington didn;t deserve it?

It’s a well-established fact that members of Congress more often than not leave Washington far richer than when they arrived. (Just look at how Harry Reid made his money, for example). But at a time of such high unemployment and trillion dollar-plus deficits, should members of Congress really be making $174,000 a year? Perhaps they should. But while this never-ending debate rages on, it’s comforting to know that at least some Congressional lawmakers (mostly Republicans, it seems) recognize the glaring disconnect between Washington’s rich and famous and the average working American. And, to their credit, they are trying to...