President Barack Obama & Members of Congress: Reduce your pay to not excede that of the avg. U.S. citizen
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With the Fiscal Cliff upon us the only solutions the President or Congress have proposed all include taxation of the people or reform of existing programs such as Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security. Why should the American public have to litterally foot the bill for the spending of our Elected Officials. The average American individual annual income is approx. $41,000 a year whereas the average annual salary of a member of Congress is $175,000-$225,000. How can we ever expect anyone to resolve our current economic crisis when they are very out of touch with the financial struggle we deal with daily. According to Kathy Kristof of The Fiscal Times, Congressmen & women are allowed millions-billions of dollars yearly to use as they see fit. This means that our State & Government officials can run up our credit because WE THE PEOPLE will pay off the balance. You nor I could ever expect this if we needed a loan or a line of credit. It's time our representitives accepted responsiblity for their mistakes and propose a solution to the problem that does not include more taxes for the American People.
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