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ULC - Should Politicians not earn what "We The People" earn?

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Have you ever wondered what the salaries of our top USA Political Leaders Are?

Salaries of Top Politicians in the US

United States Annual Base Salary

1. President Barack Obama $400,000

2. Vice President Joe Biden $296,680

3. Speaker John Boehner $223,500

4. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $193,400

5. Senate Minority Leader Eric Cantor $193,400

6. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi $193,400


1. Alaska (Sean Parnell) $125,000

2. Alabama (Bob Riley) $112,895

3. Arizona (Jan Brewer) $95,000

4. Arkansas (Mike Beebe, ) $87,352

5. California (Jerry Brown) $173,987

6. Colorado(John Hickenlooper) $90,000

7. Connecticut(Dannel Malloy) $150,000

8. Delaware (Jack Markell) $171,000

9. Florida (Rick Scott) $130,273

10. Georgia(Nathan Deal) $139,339

11. Hawaii (Neal Abercrombie) $117,312

12. Idaho (Clement “Butch” Otter) $115,348

13. Illinois (Pat Quinn) $177,500

14. Indiana (Mitch Daniels) $95,000

15. Iowa (Terry Branstad) $130,000

16. Kansas (Sam Brownback) $110,707

17. Kentucky (Steve Beshear) $145,885

18. Louisiana (Bobby Jindal) $130,000

19. Maine (Paul LePage) $70,000

20. Maryland (Martin O’Malley) $150,000

21. Massachusetts (Deval Patrick) $140,535

22. Michigan (Rick Snyder) $177,000

23. Minnesota (Mark Dayton) $120,303

24. Mississippi (Haley Barbour) $122,160

25. Missouri (Jeremiah Nixon) $133,821

26. Montana (Brian Schweitzer) $100,121

27. Nebraska (Dave Heineman) $105,000

28. Nevada (Brian Sandoval) $141,000

29. New Hampshire (John Lynch) $113,834

30. New Jersey (Chris Cristie) $175,000

31. New Mexico (Susana Martinez) $110,000

32. New York (Andrew Cuomo) $179,000

33. N. Carolina (Beverly Perdue) $139,590

34. North Dakota(Jack Dalrymple) $105,036

35. Ohio (John Kasich) $144,269

36. Oklahoma (Mary Fallin) $147,000

37. Oregon (John Kitzhaber) $93,600

38. Pennsylvania (Tom Corbett) $174,914

39. Rhode Island (Lincoln Chafee) $117,817

40. South Carolina (Nikki Haley) $106,078

41. South Dakota(Dennis Daugaard) $115,331

42. Tennessee (Bill Haslam) $170,340

43. Texas (Rick Perry) $150,000

44. Utah (Gary Herbert) $109,900

45. Vermont (Peter Shumlin) $142,542

46. Virginia (Bob McDonnell) $166,000

47. Washington (Chris Gregoire) $166,891

48. West Virginia (Earl R. Tomblin) $150,000

49. Wisconsin (Scott Walker) $137,092

50. Wyoming (Matt Mead) $105,000

These people are elected by and are to serve "We The People" so why is it they are not making the same salaries as "We The People" are?

Since everyone pays into the Social Security system, this is a good sense of how many people are earning income in the US. According to Social Security Tax Records for 2011, 151 million Americans earned some sort of wages or compensation in 2011. The median wage in the US per person is $26,695. This tells us a lot since the median household income is at $50,500. Since the Census data looks at households, this data hones in on individual wage earners. 66 percent of Americans earn less than $41,212.

This is why we are seeing the middle class shrink in our nation, with over 47 million Americans now having to rely on food stamps. Why are politicians placed on a pedestal above "We The People?"

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