I have an even better suggestion, for saving money….pay all elected Senatorial and Congressional politicians based on tenure AND AMOUNT OF WORK ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED. Bills don’t get passed in a timely manner, no pay. Excessive breaks and time off in the form of vacations with no work actually finished, no pay. Legislation gets kicked down the road, no pay. Obstructionist tactics stop government moving forward, no pay. Filibuster issues to clog up forward government progress, no pay.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
It boggles the mind to know that some members of Congress (like Cantor) make close to $250k annually and sometimes more, depending on the length of service. What could Cantor, et al possibly know about the needs of an hourly wage worker?
We could save money an easier way: End some of Congress’ vacation time and extend their work week to 4.5 days (with a half-day on Friday to get back to their home states.) That way, the taxpayers of the United States will finally get their money’s worth.
In Eric Cantor’s February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid “time + 1/2” for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that…
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