Originally Posted by robman2629
I cant believe the amount of money these people spend just to try and get your vote. Our streets are lined with little signs for candidates and I receive something in the mail everyday for someone new, sometimes even the same thing. You can't watch tv without hearing an ad for a local or national person. This is rediculous.
I saw today they've spent over $6,000,000 just on TV ads in the Ohio Senate race and three more brutal weeks to go.
The current salary (2011-2012) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.
Majority Party Leader - $193,400
Minority Party Leader - $193,400
Speaker of the House - $223,500
Majority Leader - $193,400
Minority Leader - $193,400
A cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) increase takes effect annually unless Congress votes to not accept it.
See anything out of whack here? Is the system totally screwed up?
I really love the don't vote, don't act and get a raise part....try that with your boss.
.....edit add, I muted the TV twice while typing this of commercials I've probably seen 50 times during the NBC Nightly News, more surely on the way.