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Pay Congress the lowest minimum wage paid in the United States of America
  • Petitioning John Boehner

This petition will be delivered to:

Speaker of the House
John Boehner
President of the United States
Barck Obama
Vice-President of the United States, President of Senate
Joe Biden
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Pay Congress the lowest minimum wage paid in the United States of America

    1. Jacqueline Flores
    2. Petition by

      Jacqueline Flores

      Las Vegas, United States

Congress members need to personally experience the way of living of millions of Americans who are forced to survive on minimum wage. This is the only way for them to see the difficulty Americans have making ends meet.

* Current 2013 US President of the United States annual salary $400,000 (or $192 per hour)

* Current 2013 US Vice-President of the United States annual salary $230,700 (or $111 per hour)

* Current 2013 Speaker of the House annual salary $223,500 (or $107 per hour)

* Current 2013 rank-and-file of members of Congress annual salary $174,000 (or $83 per hour)

* In addition to the above salary, Congress members are allowed to earn "outside earned income" as well as "non-salary income" thus earning even more money than the established annual salary above.

* Current 2013 US Federal Minimum Wage for Americans is $7.25 per hour, last re-set July 24, 2009!

* In 2012, 1.6 million Americans were reported as earning exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage.

* In 2012, about 2.0 million Americans were reported as earning wages below the minimum federal wage.

No public official should live better than millions of Americans who are forced to live at or BELOW the minimum federal hourly wage.  If our public officials think the minimum wage is enough for any family to survive on, then let them lead by example!

Source: http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/congresspay.htm

To:
John Boehner, Speaker of the House
Barck Obama, President of the United States
Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States, President of Senate
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Pay Congress the lowest minimum wage paid in the United States of America

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • robert van horn SURPRISE, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      because congress is worse than useless!!!!!!!

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    • Jessica Feist HAYWARD, CA
      • 2 months ago

      Congress does minimal work on our dime, and I am sick to death of them extorting our money while they roll around in it. It's time for a change, and let them experience the so called 'livable' minimum wage that they refuse to raise.

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    • Julie Sauls MEMPHIS, TN
      • 2 months ago

      It's inhumane not to raise the minimum wage. I make $17.42 an hour and I can barely live on it. I think congress men and women should be given a wake up call in the form of earning the minimum wage for at least 6 to 12 months. That ought to convince them that it isn't enough to live on.

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    • DJ Compton YPSILANTI, MI
      • 2 months ago

      Because there is no reason for Congress to make this much money when they don't do anything!

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    • Hal Matroni LANCASTER, PA
      • 3 months ago

      Congress gets paid too much and does too little. I work full time and barely break the poverty level while placing myself into debt to pursue a higher education so I can make a decent wage. Congress is too out of touch with America and congressmen and women fail to listen to their constituents. Maybe if you knew how a minimum wage worker has to live you wouldn't think of trashing the middle class. I am no a teenager working his first job, even when I was I made above minimum wage and that was 15 years ago. Experience what we do and we'll see what you think of a liveable wage then!

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