Tell Congress To Take A Pay Cut!

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Tell Congress To Take A Pay Cut!

As the economy continues to lean closer toward a depression and Americans are losing their jobs and homes we ask that our elected officials do their part to help spread the wealth.

We want all members of congress to take an immediate 25% pay cut and that a wage-freeze begin immediately. This wage-freeze should remain in effect until the economy has completely recovered.

We want our elected members of congress to begin paying into social security instead of their privately funded retirement program.

We want our elected members of congress to pay their own way to and from work and for their meals (like the rest of us) instead of using a government expense account. This should also include using your own vehicle versus a government car.

These are hard times in America and your jobs are secure at least until the next election. Ours are not. We are losing our homes and forced to pay into social security and being a public servant should not equate to being an elitist.

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Time to cut the wages and benefits of Congress. These people are getting rich off tax payers.

You cant get rich in politics unless your a crook - Harry Truman
Congress has taken advantage of taxpayers long enough- they should work for the people and not for the corporations.. This is where the change needs to begin. Until we make the change here- we will always have Bozo's running for president! SMH
If they can't raise the minimum wage to a liveable wage then they should not be allowed to keep the unnecessary pay hikes they have given themselves in the last 30 years. They are all crooks and liars.
They don't need $175k. Most of them are millionaires. I would propose 50% cut, settle for 30%. They should live in DC for the calendar; work for 250 days. Salary should be based on productive laws that they pass.
I would like one honest government official to declare how many homes their family has, how many cars their family has, how much they pay for their family's health insurance coverage, how much out of pocket they pay for health care expenses such as Dr. visits, surgery, medicines etc, do they ever pay for any of their own meals, gas to get to work or travel expenses. I'm 100% sure they would never answer any of these questions honestly. Land of the free my ass!
You should be ashamed. Take a pay cut and fire your aids. Fund our schools not your wallets.
Congress has cut the salaries of other government employees and federal aid for those that need it time and again without blinking at their $175,000 plus benefits and pension along with the power to create laws with loopholes to help their, as well as their benefactors', businesses furthering the desparity gap. It's ethically, morrally, and fiscally atrocious.
Politicians should only be paid for the time they are actually working in their official capacity. In addition they should only be paid the amount of the least paid member in the military.
If the president & congress, as well as former presidents & congress members, can cut pay and impose furloughs for federal workers, then why don't the president & congress cut pay & impose furloughs for themselves?
If you are not serving it the Government. You should not get paid for life time like the rest of us.
Politicians need to take a pay cut, ex presidents/vice presidents shouldn't continue to receive a salary. Officials need to pay into social security like the rest of us. Better yet, make all political positions "volunteer" - no pay and watch them drop out!
Congress should set an example and take a pay cut.
Food prices are high everything cost over $5.00. one bedroom apartment rents for $1100 month, can't get a job because all the Mexican has then. I never seem a homeless Asian before or Mexican,all I see is white & black Americans. SSI is $890 month SS $1000 month. Their will be more homeless American on the streets.
As you all continue to take away from your constituents, are are responsible to cut your own pay! The very same amount you cut the Social Security, Veterans and our Military!