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Ann Kirkpatrick is part of a rarefied group. With an annual salary of $174,000, she earns more than 97 percent of American workers. She’s also got a generous guaranteed pension, great health benefits, including on-site care, lots of free travel and an expense account that could make a corporate titan drool. She thinks it’s time that she took a pay cut. Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, a Democrat from Arizona, recently sponsored legislation to cut Congressional pay because she doesn’t think legislators should live like kings when the rest of the country is suffering. If she’s successful, it would be the first time legislators have cut their own pay since the Great Depression. “I think we should lead by example,” Kirkpatrick said. “As Congress considers where to make budget cuts to get our fiscal house in order, members need to do the right thing and start with their own pay.”
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: Puppylove
Each and every politician's pay should be that of the average pay of the people in their City/County/District/State/Country. Which ever they represent.
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: EternalSolace
Where would these Ticks live in the DC area on 50K a year?
Would the security they would need in those areas be provided or would they have to pay for that out of the 50K?
Four years is barely enough time to get a complete grasp of the total workings of a job. The second four years would be the "experienced" years, if the won reelection.