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As For My Earlier Question About Less Benefits For Congress, How About This? Non Partisan Please?

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As For My Earlier Question About Less Benefits For Congress, How About This? Non Partisan Please?

Postby Fletch » Fri May 19, 2017 7:01 pm

Ok, a lot of people agreed with me and a few had some disinformation. but alot of great ideas

a congress member makes 174k

the leaders of the party make 193k

the speaker makes 223k

this is fact, this is their paycheck before taxes and before adding any benifits of any kind.

each congress member has about a 1 million dollar a year office expenditure account. this is for office supplies,leases and certain staff memebers (im not sure which members) as well as the congress person's vehicle.

they can retire and get a small pension after only 5 years (not a full pension like some of the disinformation out there [and they cant recieve it until age 54 i think]) the longer they are in the congress the larger the pension

they also have a travel and housing allowance, medical insurance , dental, vision

and a host of other small benefits.


now as i stated in my other question, I dont think that these should be taken from them. but i do believe that with 10% unemployment, and the economy in the crapper, this is a bit too much waste. how about this

pay cut of 10%-15%

must lease a car for under 20k (any extra comes from their paycheck)

they get their own health insurance. which would cost a family about 500 a month

etc etc basically a reasonable lowering of perks

they should not be able to vote their own raises, (that is BULL)

I know many are lawyers and business men who can make more in the private sector. but guess what? they should stay their butts in the private sector then. the TAXPAYERS are paying their wage now, not the private sector. dont do the job for the money. do it for love of country!

YES YES YES! Term limits. I think 2 for the senate (12 years) and 5 for the house (10 years)

please no partisan Bull crap.

thank you all for good answers and suggestions!
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As For My Earlier Question About Less Benefits For Congress, How About This? Non Partisan Please?

Postby Duante » Tue May 23, 2017 1:24 pm

pensions are worth millions after ten or fifteen years, so cut those off and make them use social security just like all the rest of the US citizens. that will save millions . Cut office expenses in half-yes half.
No paying for excess travel, just to Dc and back home, on commercial airlines, saving millions a year.
Have to vote for pay raises, by the people in their state. Wages set by vote at the time of election.
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