Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 28, 2012, 12:39 a.m. EST by martymart
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Hello all, i have been doing some studying online about the House and Senate salaries as well as their schedule throughout the year and i have discovered something interesting. I first learned that previous to 1789 it was considered a public servitude to be a member of congress, so there was no pay. I also learned that the average salary as of 2012 for the House and Senate is approx. $174,000 per year. Also over the last 10 years the combined total average of "workdays" for congress is about 161 days out of the year.
Now to me $174,000 seems like a lot of money for less than 6 months worth of so-called work, and this is excluding bonuses, perks, and other benefits. Most hard working Americans don't even make that in 5 years worth of work! What i propose they do is turn it into a flat-rate system of pay, so that way they only make what they earn on the days they work. I am not against paying those who earn by the sweat of their brow but i am against greed, and our congress is plagued with greed. Let me know your opinion on this matter and keep this post alive.