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  1. #1
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    Angry

    Executive Branch

    President: $200,000; $50,000 expense account; $100,000 nontaxable for travel; $19,000 official entertainment account; free housing
    Retired president: $150,000 pension; plus $150,000 to maintain staff
    Former first lady: $20,000
    Vice president: $181,400; $10,000 expense account; free housing
    Presidential Cabinet member (i.e. secretary of defense, attorney general, etc.): $157,000
    Here's a list of some federal employees and their current salaries as of August 2000. (The president will receive a $200,000 raise in January) :


    Legislative Branch
    Speaker of the House of Representatives: $181,400
    Senate president pro tempore: 156,900
    Senate and House majority and minority leaders: $156,900
    Other senators and representatives: $141,300


    Judicial Branch
    Supreme Court chief justice: $175,400
    Supreme Court associate justices: $167,900


    Congress receives frequent pay raises. In the last 17 years, pay for the average member of Congress has more than doubled, from $69,800 in 1983 to $141,300 in 2000. However, if you were to adjust their 1983 salaries for inflation, members of Congress would make $119,708 in 2000. The president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders of both houses are paid $156,900. The speaker of the House of Representatives makes $181,400. These salaries include the $4,600 pay raise that members of Congress voted themselves in 1999. This year, lawmakers are again pushing to increase their salaries, seeking a $4,200 pay raise that would bump their salary up to $145,500, effective January 2001. To get a better idea about how much money that involves, multiply $4,200 by 535, which is how many members of Congress there are, and you will get $2,247,000. Currently the total pay for all members of Congress is about $75 million.




    We are getting bent over,they even get money when that leave office.I think we need to make a computer that can take their place.

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    i dont think their pay is too high i just think there are too many of them

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    They probably get free health benefits too..

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    Originally posted by dhvac
    i dont think their pay is too high i just think there are too many of them

    Do you think they produce enough work to make that much?

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    Originally posted by framehvac
    Do you think they produce enough work to make that much? [/B]


    I think if there were 1/2 as many they might have to do twice the work.

    either way i think if they did their jobs the pay is fair .

    now try to find one who does their job


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    Originally posted by dhvac
    Originally posted by framehvac
    Do you think they produce enough work to make that much?


    I think if there were 1/2 as many they might have to do twice the work.

    either way i think if they did their jobs the pay is fair .

    now try to find one who does their job

    [/B]

    Yes we need to cut the government in half.

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