Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Federal Office Salary...that big?!?
Who pays for this?
Why is it that those who work less in a year (yes, Congress is NOT in session for very long, are they?) than the average American Citizen earn FAR MORE than the average American Citizen? Not only that, but the average Amercian Citizen is PAYING for this! I know this topic has been brought up many, many times and that political officers have said that they will take a pay-cut. But sometimes things need to be shown with numbers, and need to be seen every so often.
This is one of those things.
We, as the average American Citizens need to be aware of these things. We need to know that those who are risking and often times losing their lives for us are earning far less than those who already live very comfortable life styles and still don't properly do their jobs. Yes, as always rare exceptions do exist. I'll leave that up to you to decide who would be an exception (i.e. actually does their job in D.C.).
America is wonderful...for the most part. It is up to the Citizens, US, to change and fix the things that need fixing.
*Image credit: I found this image on facebook posted by a Michelle Chase Alderman on April 2, 2012