Thread: Another Look
11-20-2012, 06:12 PM #1
madman's Buffett thread got me looking around, and I am very surprised.
In my opinion there are certainly many "types" of people, but those who do not get paid for what they are worth don't usually do as well as they could at their job, if they did get the pay they deserved.
now before you jump to conclusions about the topic of this thread, here is the twist to it.
House Members & Delegates and all Senators .......... $169,300
Members may choose from any of the various health plans offered all federal government workers. The cost depends on whether they choose an HMO plan or a PPO plan. They may also pay an additional fee and use the services of the Office of the Attending Physician in the U.S. Capitol when they are in Washington, D.C.
Since January 1, 1984, all Members of Congress participate in the Social Security system and are required to pay Social Security taxes.
Members of Congress who were elected after 1984 are automatically enrolled in FERS, the Federal Employees' Retirement System.
However, certain groups of federal employees within FERS, including Members of Congress, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and Air Traffic Controllers are classified as Special Groups and have retirement benefits calculated at a higher rate than other civilian employees.
i do like the idea of re-election eligibility being based on performance for all elected officials
how about cutting most of the fringe benefits and raising the pay for those that do perform?
cutting taxes on employers who offer health insurance
slight raise on taxes for those who make over 250K but under 750K
raise taxes on those who make over 1 million, but offer tax cuts if they create jobs or invest in new business'
cutting taxes on people who make under 250K
instead of a stimulus, actually create jobs by increasing welfare fraud groups
getting rid of the taxes that shut down the coal industry
passing gay marriage and polygamy everywhere
legalizing pot and taxing the crap out of it (kind of shakey on that, but it would make some money)
either do something for real or completely get out of the Middle East affairs
bring soldiers home to help out here
you can call it conservative, liberal, or somewhere in betweenJay Shrewsbury
11-20-2012, 11:41 PM #2
11-21-2012, 12:37 AM #3