Stop the ludicrous pay-rate of retired US Senate and US Congress members.
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Stop the ludicrous pay-rate of retired US Senate and US Congress members.

    1. Jonathan Trumble
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan Trumble

      Napa, CA

The current salary (2011-2012) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year. Senate Leadership Majority Party Leader - $193,400; Minority Party Leader - $193,400. Speaker of the House - $223,500;
Majority Leader - $193,400; Minority Leader - $193,400.
Retired Members of the Armed Forces - Anywhere from $617 per month to $9,324 per month, based on rank and length of service. The $9,325 per month pay is after 30+ years of service! So, let me get this straight. A US Senator or member of Congress can serve one or two terms, retire and STILL make more than a veteran of our Armed Forces? Better yet, the President gets paid about $400,000 while President, which in theory is fine, although still a huge dent in the taxpayer pocket. After term, depending on other offices held, the average income is $180,000. I know where the pay cuts need to be made. And now you do too!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. So far we have only received 19 out of 150,000 signatures!

      Jonathan Trumble
      Petition Organizer

      Please everyone, share this petition on your own Facebook walls. Without a strong voice, this insane overpayment of retired government officials will continue. Remember, our taxes are paying these salaries.

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Paul POCAHONTAS, AR
      • about 2 years ago

      Most of these elected officials are millionaires in their own right. When our country was young it was considered an honor to serve now it's a sinecure. They should bee subject to the same restrictions as the average citizen; the same medical coverage, the same Social Security rates, the same restrictions on earning while collecting. Their retirement fund should go back into funding Social Security and Medicare or else they should buy their own private plan. By the time I receive my check each month. it have gone from $902 to $709 because of the Medicare and taxes I have to pay and that's before I pay for my Drug and Supplemental Insurance. As one who has worked since age 16 I resent the hogs that are running and ruining our country.

    • Carole Moore ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      All Americans need to do their share!

    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      Don't forget their kick backs and secret stock alerts.

    • Sean Oconnor KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Congressmen have it too good. they get the right to tell us what's best for america, cut all our services and our benefits and keep theirs, all the while telling us it's to better serve the nation.


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