Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's the Cost?

Have you seen this one?

Salary of the US President…$400,000. Salary of retired US Presidents…$180,000. Salary of House/Senate…$174,000. Salary of Speaker of House…$223,500….Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders. $193,400. Average US Salary…$33,000 to $77,000. HELLO! I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree repost

Now I agree that it would be nice to see our government officials show some ethical fortitude by also reducing their own hefty salaries before cutting social security and other public programs. However, even they all were cut in half, the salaries of these few hundred employees wouldn't even scratch our trillion dollar deficit.
How about instead we really do the right thing and bring our troops home and stop trying to be the world police. How many trillions does that cost us every year, not to mention the cost of lives and suffering!

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
Cost of War in Iraq
Cost of War in Afghanistan
Repost THAT!