Friday, September 5, 2014

Mimimum Wage

Elected officials have become a class of citizen that no longer have to worry about the day to day problems of life.  They get elected into a position and either stay there for life or they move from one elected spot to another, or retire with a huge lifetime pension that starts as soon as they are out of office.  No matter how old they are, no matter how much money they have.  

We need to return to the citizen legislator.  The person who goes to perform public service, so solve a problem and then return to private industry.  There are a few simple things we can do that will save us money and return our government to the citizens.

Strict term limits of only two terms for all elected officials.  If it's good enough for the President, it's good enough for the rest of them.  Pay elected officials minimum wage. Give them Social Security as their only retirement. Don't allow them to run for any office until their present term of office expires, except for one chance for re-election, even if they resign. Make all laws applicable to elected officials, even while in office; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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