Cutting pay of state politicians may not be easy
There are 2 comments on the Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance story from Feb 8, 2009, titled Cutting pay of state politicians may not be easy. In it, Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance reports that:
Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith cast the only negative vote last week when the Michigan House asked a state commission to recommend reducing salaries for lawmakers and the state's top elected officials.
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#1 Feb 9, 2009
why can't their pay be cut? they made the laws, they can repeal them. i believe they crafted the laws on purpose that way. protect my wages and screw the taxpayers. that's what they did. now when
we are in trouble lawmakers cry "we can't change"
and if they do it won't take effect for a couple of years. hell i was laid off overnight. my pay was cut just like that. why can't our public servants do the same. only ten percent. i went to almost nothing.
#2 Feb 9, 2009
Not only should they take a pay cut for what they do they should pay us.
100k a year for their office plus a 12K expense account and 80K salary. NO wonder they are voting to delay it for a couple of years.
Make them part time and get rid of their staff, we are picking up the tab and they dam sure don't work for 200K a year. Cut them off, and make them realize people have had enough of their crap!!!!
Among the highest paid legislative body in the United STates and gets less work done than any of them. Michigan we should be proud!!!!
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