Yep, They retire millionaires because of some of the very specific reasons that I mentioned. MONEY talks & BS walks. Mst of them are whores, they get paid, they perform!! Kissing butt, sucking @#9^! or whatever. They give reason for term limits every election.<quoted text>
The problem is that "we" don't get a vote on whether to pay them more or not. They vote on their own raises. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could?
I've heard these SOB stories before how our representatives can't afford two homes. As you pointed out, not only were they aware of this before running for office, but I've yet to read a story about any politician buying a winnebago.
All these cats retire millionaires. They have lifelong benefits such as healthcare and retirement on top of the insider trading they engaged in while holding office. None of them are worried about paying their electric bill, their gas bill, their water bill, losing their healthcare insurance. So when somebody even hints that life is too hard on $180,000 per year, how can any regular people take such a comment seriously?
The founding fathers would be starting a new revolution in a heart beat today. DOWN with George the 3rd today just like 200 + yrs ago. OUR war of Independence AND the War of 1812.
Geo III was the cause & motivation of much of the Constitution & people seem to ignore that FACT.
Now we have a new King George in Washington DC & the House TODAY.