In a bold move, Mayor Bloomberg of New York called to free Congress salaries. He did it in response to Congress wanting to limit Wall Street bonuses but I happen to agree with him.
I think Congress should have term limits. 4-6 years and you are done. Go back to your job/business/etc. The founders of this nation were all citizen representatives. These people in Congress today have to inclination what the common man in their district is going through. They are not informed about the issues enough to vote properly and they care about getting reelected than doing any good.
They vote their own pocketbooks. And that is a hainous crime. I am really sick of Dems and Repubs fighting and attacking one another just because of party lines. I don’t care what party you belong to but your loyalty should be to the people.
It’s obscene that Congress passed salary increases for themselves when we were in the middle of 2 wars, an economic downturn, and “on the verge of economic collapse”.
I forgot the number but the recent Congress took more days off than any previous session of Congress including the infamous “Do Nothing Congress”. They make more money and they work fewer less. are they not ashamed of themselves? Or do they sit in their private conferences and just laugh at us for allowing them to basically rob us blind?
Let’s have some accountability in Congress. Let’s make some benchmarks and have Congress’ compensation tied to those benchmarks.
- If they balance the budget, they all get $20,000 for the year.
- If the number of high school students that go to university increases by 5% then get $10,000 a year.
- If GDP is positive, then get $10,000 for the year.
We have over 10% unemployment, yet Congress, most of whom are already millionaires, makes over $200,000 a year, gets the best medical plan around, and gets all their living expenses paid for.
What a shame.