December 04, 2006

Who Would Vote For Layoffs?


Why do government officials get to vote on their own salaries? That's just as ridiculous as a boss letting their employees decide their wage. I for one, would definitely give myself a raise, just as they continuously tend to do. But, since they are representing us, shouldn't we as a people determine what that job is worth, and we'll get what we pay for?

6 comments:

matt said...

i agree, but (i know the almighty Sabia does want me to stray from the question, but I want to... so there) wages to congressmen and women is so insignificant compared to the rest of government spending. Point being that if we are looking for cuts to make, there is a lot of other fluff.
For example, universities get millions of dollars in federal grants in order to do research on things like digging up fossils or identifying new species of plants and insects, things that I personally don't think the government has any business in. I don't mean to only pick on science. There is fluff everywhere.

Sabai said...

yeah, but that university grant money helps people like you to understand that you came from a baboon that came from a fish. and i refuse to give that up.

matt said...

you should use italics for sarcasm because i can never tell... jk

Brent said...

If they would tie these sorts of things to the rate of inflation, we wouldn't have this issue. Same goes for minimum wage (not that that isn't opening a whole other argument ;).

Sabai said...

ooh, have we not done minimum wage here? that sounds like a challenge!

Sabai said...

never mind, we just recently did
http://sabaisays.blogspot.com/2006/11/living-wage-hero.html
man, i have the worst memory in the world. woah, where am I?