Economy

I petition that instead of lowering SS checks, soldier pay, or medicaid, that we instead lower the pay rates of the president, the Congress, and the Senate. The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment. Congress and the Senate make $174,000. The average working American makes roughly $50,000 annually. I don't see why the people building this country should receive any less than the ones running it. That being said, I petition that the Senate and Congress annual salaries be reduced to no more than $50,000 a year, and the presidents be lowered to no more than $75,000 annually simply because he is our designated leader.

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    Tim P, United States

    1 year ago Comments: This could help the poor and keep more and more people from going poor. The recession we're facing now could go worse than the great depression or be just as bad. This is to help with the economic downturn. I have a petition below that’s for the economy and ridiculous gas prices and other things affecting us. Let’s sign mine. I need 1,000,000 signatures in total. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ridiculous-gas-prices-costing-driving-lessons/ http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-ridiculous-gas-prices.html http://www.change.org/petitions/reshape-the-world-to-improve-our-lives This is for the thing on causes.com. Reshaping the World Petition http://www.causes.com/actions/1684148 Pledge to Reshaping the World http://www.causes.com/actions/1684571 We should also take a stand against greed. I blamed it all on high gas prices for driving schools on waiting lists. It's common sense for first time learners for driving to have behind the wheel for car insurance reduction and most important safety of learning. We are taking stands against greed as well. You people who signed this petition should sign mine if you haven't. The author of this petition should sign mine on the link as well if haven’t. There’s also a petition on sign on. Here’s that link below as it’s for the reshaping the world to improve our lives. http://signon.org/sign/reshape-the-world-to Those are links to my petition to link with that petition.
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    charles d bernier, United States

    2 years ago Comments: -
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    Ellen Finnegan, United States

    2 years ago Comments: Our government officials need to live like their constituents so that they will not continue to make these stupid decisions. They have lost touch with reality and they need to be brought down to earth. They should also pay into Social Security and Medicare so we can save money when they retire. We need to streamline the federal government just like the private sector. They too need to live with the new normal.
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