Okay, most of the men and women running this country are already well off right? So why the hell do they need to earn so much of our hard earned tax dollars? People tend to be so upset with the welfare system for the way they just give away money to undeserving people, but they fail to see the biggest welfare system of all. To start, do you know what federal politician and Cabinet members actually earn every year? Here is a breakdown:
• Congress Members (Representatives and Senators): $174,000
• Senate and House Majority/Minority Leaders: $193,400
• Cabinet Members: $199,700
• Speaker of the House: $223,500
• Vice President: $230,700
• President: $400,000
Effective January 1, 2001, the annual salary of the president of the United States was increased to $400,000 per year, including a $50,000 expense allowance. So ask your self this,why do these already well off people get so much I personally would settle for less than half that rate until our country was out of debt instead of cutting everyone else throats. I mean they are the ones who spent us in to debt are they not?