I don't understand how the Senate can get a pay raise while the rest of us are looking at pay cuts. Even the most junior legislator makes considerably more than I, so why is my life less important. If those of us on the bottom of the charts should "suck it up" and take a cut for the good of the country, why shouldn't Senators and Congressmen, the President, and Department Heads? It is easier for someone making $190,000... more »
This idea of course will not go anywhere, so why even try. But think of how much would be saved over the years if all Senators, Congresspeople and Representatives were on the same healthcare system and retirement system as the rest of us are on.
Why is it that if I get put in jail I don't continue to get paid YET a senator or congressman does!!! Talk about waste, fraud and abuse--this is MAJOR. They also should not get a pension for doing one term, that continues for years and years after they leave office. They also should not be able to vote in raises for themselves---the US people should be able to do that. They act like they rule the world and are more important... more »