Former Target Team Member
- Jun 9, 2011
During economic boom times, we need to run a huge surplus so that when times are bad we turn to the government for demand when businesses and consumers are unable to.Until the budget is balanced, all members of congress & the white house should forgo their salaries & benefits should be stripped.
They should then repeal the automatic cost-of-living raise they wrote into law & start stripping away the perks that make it so attractive to be a career politician. Only then do we elect someone who truly wants to serve.
I found it appalling that several Tea-baggers that were elected on the premise of cutting entitlements made sure that their benefits were protected. One expressed outrage at the mere suggestion that congressional perks be cut, stating that such benefits made up for the 'poor pay of the public sector'. Irony being completely lost on that one, as is the term 'public servant'.