Feb 9, 2009 at 14:07:06
“Our government should not be immune from similar risks.
Therefore: Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435
members to 218 members and Senate members from 100 to 50 (one per State).
Also reduce remaining staff by 25
$44,108,400 for elimination of base pay for congress. (267 members X
$165,200 pay / member / yr.)
$97,175,000 for elimination of the above people's staff. (estimate $1.3
Million in staff per each member of the House, and $3 Million in staff per
each member of the Senate every year)
$240,294 for the reduction in remaining staff by 25 It might even be in their best interests to work together for the good of our country
Congress did not hesitate to head home when it was a holiday, when the
nation needed a real fix to the economic problems. Summary of opportunity:
$ 44,108,400 reduction of congress members.
$282,100, 000 for elimination of the reduced house member staff.
$150,000,000 for elimination of reduced senate member staff.
$59,675,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining house members.
$37,500,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining senate members.
$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork added to bills by the reduction of
$8,073,383,400 per year, estimated total savings. (that's 8-BILLION just
to start!) If Congresspersons were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like
everyone else) in order to collect retirement benefits there is no telling
how much we would save. Now they get full retirement after serving only ONE
MissElaineous on Feb 9, 2009 at 14:28:18
“Cute, but do you think that Rhode Island and New York State should have the same amount of representation?”