I think its ridiculous that politicians get to dictate when they can and cant get raises and pay cuts.
If your boss approached you and asked if you wanted to take a pay cut, what do you think your answer would be?
A big fat HELL NO!! of course, that's a no brainier.
The only person that should be able to dictate pay is the people/person who pay it, so in the case of politicians only the taxpayers should should be
able to say whether or not you need that pay cut, or increase if you're doing good job.
Just imagine how great all countries around the world would be if the politicians actually had to please the people, or they risk getting their money