Sunday, July 24, 2011
THIS IS EASY
Did you know this:
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.
Average US Military Salary - $19,000 to $22,000.
It's not too difficult to find where the cuts should be made!
Start with the Speaker since he won't do his job.
Bring all the troops home and cut the defense (war) budget.
Cut all subsidies for oil and gas companies, farm subsidies, and bank bailouts.
Seal all loopholes for corporations evading taxes, jet owners, tax all corporations moving jobs overseas, and raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires.
Then and only then will we get this economy moving again.
Think about it: if the poor and middle class don't have jobs, or unemployment, they don't have money to spend. If people don't buy groceries, or general products, the stores don't order more product. If no product is ordered, manufacturing slows down. If manufacturing slows down, people are laid off. Then the catch22 circle starts again. It's not trickle DOWN, it's trickle UP that makes things work.