I propose that lawmakers get paid based on what they actually do, not on the position they hold. I believe if congressmen and senators got paid the same rate as our DOD civilian counterparts, IE GS-12 max they would work a lot more. There have been a lot of cuts to the military, and a lot of cuts to medical, and a lot of other areas, but i have yet to see one that affects them. They retire, and get paid the rest of their life, while those of us that have been affected by their decisions are left to deal with the consequenses. Id like to see them have to live by the same standards they impose on us. Yes, I am military, and i have seen substantial cuts on this side of the fence, in personnel, and materials, but I have yet to see congressmen cutting their pay.
Idea No. 9504