Salary of the US President ...................$400,000
Salary of retired US Presidents .......... ...$180,000
Salary of House/Senate .................... ....$174,000
Salary of Speaker of the House .......... ....$223,500
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ........ .$193,400
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN IRAQ..$38,000 I think we found where the cuts should be made ! If you agree...RE-POST
Since I can't say it on facebook, I am taking this to my blog, a rant. If you don't like rants or foul language, stop reading now. Let me just start by asking, where do these people get these numbers? This is the biggest pile of shit I have seen in a while and its all over facebook. The President of the United States of America, the one who is under constant death threat, making decisions based on the greater good of our entires country future gets paid a little under half a million dollars a year and people are pissed about it? Are you fucking kidding me? Celebrities make five times the amount he does and they aren't doing anything but entertaining whinny ass people on facebook!
Also $38,000 for a deployed soldier is before you add in the amount they get paid for rent, yes they pay THEM rent. The fact they they don't need to buy food. Pay for being away from home, so not only do they get paid to go there, for rent but also from being away from their family. Plus free health care, the best health care. I am not saying they don't deserve it, I am just saying that a soldier makes more like $80,000 and generals, make MORE than the president.
The fact is that these peoples salaries are not the issue. They do a job, they desire to get paid for it. The places that money needs to be cut from medicare, welfare, all the extra soldiers that are deployed. The president is doing is best, but he was put in charge when there was a pretty astronomical debt already there and absolutely no ideas on how to keep it from getting worse. War is expensive, people who wont get off their ass and keep sucking of the governments titty are expensive.