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Should politicians be allowed to set or raise their own salary?

Jim in SC 2012/12/14 16:24:29
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  • Al C. 2012/12/14 20:08:55 (edited)
    No
    Al C.
    +8
    If they got paid what they were really worth they'd owe us money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sister Jean 2012/12/18 20:28:25
  • Jim in SC 2012/12/18 20:01:32
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    Jim in SC
    Someone has to set their salary. I feel that there should be a law that if there is a salary increase, all politicians who enacted the increase are forever exempt from that increase. Meaning it doesn't take effect until after they leave office.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/12/15 17:31:15
    No
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Hell no.
  • Peter Quan 2012/12/15 17:12:03
    No
    Peter Quan
    +1
    Politics should be volunteer work.
  • santa6642 2012/12/15 12:40:03
    No
    santa6642
    +1
    They should recieve no salary at all.
  • Mark P. 2012/12/15 10:47:38
    No
    Mark P.
    +1
    Make them part time and cut their salary and staff. No retirement.
  • ed 2012/12/15 09:48:36
    No
    ed
    +2
    Heck no and as a matter of fact they are overpaid already and have way to many benefits,it's time they took a hit.After all they are to blame for the mess this country is in.
  • Jlmpatro 2012/12/15 08:51:01
    No
    Jlmpatro
    +1
    I do not think right politicians determine their salary, we have examples in the world where this happens and corruption is evident.
  • miro.plachy 2012/12/15 04:40:11
    No
    miro.plachy
    +1
    Politicians should be glad to serve the country and be payd on their performance.
  • Al C. miro.pl... 2013/06/05 22:59:58
    Al C.
    If they got paid on their performance they'd be dead broke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • DuncanONeil 2012/12/15 04:08:44
    No
    DuncanONeil
    +1
    But actually they don't set their salary. Sometime in the past, Congress passed a piece of legislation that grants Congress and AUTOMATIC pay raise unless Congress takes specific action to vote it down.

    We have national elections every two years. Congress should be required to put a referendum item, binding referendum item, on the ballot in every state, any time they want a raise. I wouldn't care, then, if they even claim, as a result of this, that they're cutting government spending.
  • richie 2012/12/15 03:45:32
  • realist 2012/12/15 03:03:44
    No
    realist
    +1
    lol

    1 TRILLION DOLLARS

    *muahahaha*

    AND A HOLIDAY TO HAWAII!!!
  • Gordon 2012/12/15 02:56:43
    No
    Gordon
    +2
    Members of Congress should have their salaries voted on by the tax paying public. Ditto with their benefits and perks. They would still be on their own for bribes, kick backs and theft.
  • cheshirewayne 2012/12/15 02:42:28
    No
    cheshirewayne
    +3
    It should be voted on every two years.
  • mind-pilot 2012/12/15 02:31:38
    No
    mind-pilot
    +3
    Absolutely not. Anybody who spends millions of dollars for a $168K a year job is up to no good.
    Way overpaid. Even some school district superintendents give themselves raises without the public oversight. No!No!No!
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/12/15 01:48:21
    No
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +4
    They should have term limits, too, like after 4 years, you're done.
  • Al C. Azrael-... 2013/01/25 11:07:00 (edited)
    Al C.
    +1
    It's suppoed to be a citizen Congress and that's the best way too see to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Azrael-... Al C. 2013/01/26 00:32:55
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    These perennial politicians need to go! Most of them are a bunch of parasites that feed off our blood.
  • Bolrog 2012/12/15 00:31:06
    No
    Bolrog
    +3
    No, they shouldnt be able to, but they routinely do it in every branch of municipal, state and federal government. I think anyone worth a million should not get any salary, perks, expense account , staff or free transportation on our dime. They should pay their own way out of their own pockets, Not ours.
  • srini 2012/12/15 00:17:15
    No
    srini
    +1
    I've lived it, and it was a disaster!
  • cheetahlover156 2012/12/14 23:56:19
    No
    cheetahlover156
    +3
    Do regular people get paid for bad work? No! They get fired.
  • Denny Boy 2012/12/14 22:59:42
    No
    Denny Boy
    +1
    Politicians shouldn't have a salary at all.
  • sglmom 2012/12/14 22:41:51
    No
    sglmom
    +3
    oh hell no

    WE ... the CITIZENS who pay the taxes .. should determine their salary ..
    and it should be only a token (at best) .. for the time they are actually doing any representation or meeting with constituents that are taxpayers and CITIZENS ..
  • gimini210 2012/12/14 21:01:23
    No
    gimini210
    +4
    Ask your boss if you can give yourself a raise when ever you think you should have one and any benefits and vacation perks you think you should have.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/12/14 20:55:31
    No
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    HELL NO
  • Maddo 2012/12/14 20:36:59
    No
    Maddo
    +4
    we should
  • tom C 2012/12/14 20:36:16
    No
    tom  C
    +4
    let the people vote....Based on performance.....
    ....that would be fair........or.... are the politicans not wanting to play fair?
  • John Hall 2012/12/14 20:26:46
    No
    John Hall
    +4
    NO and HELL NO .
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2012/12/14 20:26:11
    No
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +4
    especially the results we are getting from the mgmt of this country.
  • dave b 2012/12/14 20:24:25
    No
    dave b
    +4
    They arent responsible, or respectful, of the taxpayers tax dollars. I've never seen such blatant and open disregard for the taxpayers in my life.
    But, when we allow them to make their own rules....what can we expect?
    There should be guillotines erected in DC.
  • Al C. 2012/12/14 20:08:55 (edited)
    No
    Al C.
    +8
    If they got paid what they were really worth they'd owe us money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • painted desert 2012/12/14 20:00:42
    No
    painted desert
    +4
    But somehow they always seem to pass that one by in the House and Senate.
  • Aksana 2012/12/14 19:57:03
    No
    Aksana
    +3
    no, definitely not
  • Jesterz 2012/12/14 19:52:02
    No
    Jesterz
    +4
    Hell no... They are our employees, not the other way around... I'd like to see what my boss would say if I could decide to give myself a raise anytime...
  • none 2012/12/14 19:42:56
    No
    none
    +3
    They don't deserve a salary at all, you supposed to get paid for doing your job, they're not. If most politicians worked in the public sector and they had the same track record they'd be fired within a month.
  • wtxwoman 2012/12/14 19:25:11 (edited)
    No
    wtxwoman
    +4
    They should get minimum wage.
  • richie wtxwoman 2012/12/15 03:50:37
  • Al C. wtxwoman 2013/01/06 15:33:10 (edited)
    Al C.
    And the President should get nothing at all because he's completely and totally incompetent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • Keith 2012/12/14 19:22:55
    No
    Keith
    +2
    Who should set Congress' salary though?

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