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Do you think millionaire politicians should still earn over $150 K from the taxpayers?

And get a life time pension and have their health care paid for? The current salary for rank-and- file members of the House and Senate is $169,300 per year. The President's salary? $400,000 a year.

Asked By: Point - 11/30/2010
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Actually the current salary is $174,000.a year. For a job that fewer than 600 people in the entire United States are considered qualified for at any given time. Should they in the interest of the public good forgo their salaries in times of economic struggle? Probably. Most small town governments pay their elected... More
Answered By: Lacey G - 11/30/2010
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I have no problem with those numbers. That rivals a department head in a major municipality.
Answered By: mattle - 11/30/2010
 
If they earn it yes. Like anyone else. -now if they are making OTHER money off of being in office...that's another story.
Answered By: Ou812 The Hate Returns pt16 - 11/30/2010
 
Have you looked at the salaries of corporate CEO's? They are rich, and yet make millions every year. Yeah, I know... they aren't being funded by taxpayers. But, if you think about it, they actually are.
Answered By: Jay - 11/30/2010
 
Yes.
Answered By: Wounded Duck - 11/30/2010
 
No we need to get rid of millionaire politicians and start recruiting out of the prisons we would have politicians with higher morals.
Answered By: SD TOO - 11/30/2010
 
All are millionaires,they can donate their pay to pay down the national debt.
Answered By: Al Heavilin - 11/30/2010
 
If you eliminated the income than the only people who could be Politicians would be your wealthy elite. There are some Congressmen / women who need an income to live off of (a long with there family). Money spent on campaigns cannot in turn be syphoned to there private accounts to be lived off of... More
Answered By: ToxicP3 - 11/30/2010
 
Everyone have a secret and you have no idea how much it cost politicians to hide theirs...
Answered By: Chupate esa! - 11/30/2010
 
No. After all, nowhere in the Constitution does it say that politicians should be given a pension or health insurance.
Answered By: Steve - 11/30/2010
 
i bet al capone didn't make that much a year. no, i don't think they should make any where near that much money a year and only on commission of what they have done good for the country lately!!!
Answered By: mountain man - 11/30/2010
 
No, they should NOT!
Answered By: DemocratsCleaningUpGOPMessAgain! - 11/30/2010
 
I'm fine with their paychecks but I think they should not get those benefits that come with the job.
Answered By: Bologna Chicken - 11/30/2010
 
And they earn that money. Not all politicians are millionaires, and how would you propose they are compensated for performing a demanding full time job. Often times when Congress is in session Reps and Senators are putting in 12+ hour work days, they are required to live across the country from their home city and... More
Answered By: jaymes_07 - 11/30/2010
 
Are you suggesting a progressive pay system for Congress? I don't think that idea will gain traction on either side of the aisle. The salaries are relatively modest for the poorer Congressmen. The rich ones however are not going to give up their salaries, pensions and health care.
Answered By: tribeca_belle - 11/30/2010
 
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