Can we negotiate a reduction in Congressional salaries?
Since Republican Senators think it is acceptable to demand the reduction of UAW salaries and benefits, can we demand a reduction in Congressional salaries and benefits?
Currently, Congressional salaries are over a $100K/yr plus benefits that most of us only dream about, including a very lucrative lifetime retirement plan that covers all former members regardless of how long they served.
Wouldn’t be interesting if Congress received the same salary and benefits received by Honda and Toyota workers? Since Senate Republicans think so highly of those wages and benefits, I’d really like to see them live on a total, including benefits, of $45/hr – or approximately a gross income minus benefits (35%) of $60,000. After taxes and benefit payments, their take home pay would be around $43k/yr, if they’re lucky.
Yep, I’d like to see them living on that kind of salary since they think it’s okay to reduce the salaries of other people. Unfortunately, the American public doesn’t have the option of determining Congressional salaries and benefits. Only they get to decide their wages and benefits.