Here are some numbers, they are as accurate as I can get.
There are 529 senators and house reps.
The salary for the majority of them is $174,000 a year.
Nancy Pelosi gets: $223,500 a year as House Speaker.
Senate leaders get: $193,400 a year for their positions.
Combined Yearly they all rake in: $93,236,500.
The kicker is they ONLY work an average of 130-180 days a year.
But for the Average American Citizen, there are 261 work days in a year.
Which means Congress is working (at a generous 150 days) roughly 111 days less than you and me, but making a substantially amount more.
If do the math at 150 days with a salary of $174,000 a year, they make $1,160 a DAY!
Do you make $1,160 a day?
The odds are good you do not. I sure as hell don't.
That is my first issue.
This is my second issue:
The house and senate democrats have been pandering to average worker by screaming about 'equality' and 'fair wages' and pretending to get giddy about $15 an hour being the 'new' minimum wage that will help America.
But let's do the math:
$15 an hour is roughly $31,000 yearly, before the I R S* takes their cut for allowing people to have a job.
Yeah, I know burger flippers and all that, but does Congress really do more than flip burgers? I don't think they do. They barely flip seats. Maybe Congress should ALSO make $15 an hour, of course at their work day being substantially less in hours than the average American, they would make a hell of a lot less than $31,000 a year....but talk about motivation!
Or maybe Congress, being a CIVIL SERVANT position, should make what you and I make on jury duty, when we are summoned to do our civil servant duty: $12 a day.
I think Congress, especially in its current non working and not caring state, should make $12 a day. That would certainly save the US Taxpayer a lot of money and might even discourage 30 year career senators and house reps.
So here's the point of my rant:
WHY are Congressmen getting their checks during ANY shutdowns and WHY are they paid so much for working less than the average American? Are they really worth nearly a quarter of million dollars annually for doing nothing for American Citizens while pandering to illegals and criminals? I don't think they are.