Shut Down 2019
Anyone going to talk about the fact that there are over 500 Congressmen and women who are guaranteed 6-figure salaries, and only about 70 of them are donating their paychecks during this shutdown? We’re in this mess because the people in power can’t figure out how to get along and yet they’re still getting paid for it. The average yearly pay for senators and representatives is $174,000. Divide that by 12 and that comes to roughly $14,500 a month. Per person. If each congress person gave up just half of their (extremely large) salary during this shut down, that’s almost $4 million put back into the government. Now I don’t know how all the logistics would work, but that’s a whole lot of government workers who would get payed back for the fact that the congress and President can’t figure out how to act like grownups and compromise. And just a quick disclaimer: I would absolutely be saying President Trump needs to give up at least some of his salary too but he already doesn’t take a salary.