Far too many perks and advantages for those elected to "SERVE" us. They knew their role, hours, demands, purposes. Why such exorbitant salaries, and perks... especially retirement benefits for our servants. They should not earn more than the average wages for their state's average wage earner. And our prima donna movie stars need some realization also. How about our professional athletes who have abilities to run and jump, fall and tackle, skate and spin. Why are they rewarded so much more than the teachers of our youth. I am not for socialism, but believe outlandish rewards for politicians, athletes, and movie stars.... need a new level of realization.