i think the voters of pennsylvania might have finally heard above the roar of corporate payouts and backdoor dealings. the pennsylvania legislator repealed their pay raises that were voted in in an early morning end around of the citizenry. the voters here voted out a state supreme court judge for the first time ever. good for the voters...now vote out the rest of the schmucks. i think it just shows how screwed up politics is. who else in the world gets to vote for their own raise. shouldnt they have to come to us and ask for one. on a per citizen basis pennsylvania has more legislators than any other state. there was one guy who didnt vote to repeal his raise. his raise was going to equal 30K per year. A 30K DOLLAR RAISE. who of us gets a raise like that? every raise any politician gets should be voted on by the citizens he represents. i think that would be fair. you work hard, show up for votes, dont go running off for every photo-op (see rick santorum) and you get a raise. not a 14 to 25 percent raise like they voted themselves but one like we would get. you dont like that idea ,then get out of politics. i know in the private sector you probably wont be able to line your pockets with kickbacks and you wont be able to give cusshy jobs to all your friends and family but thats the price you pay to not have us decide your raise. anyone else think this is fair? how do wew go about getting this on the ballot. politics was never meant to be a career. george washington was a farmer and when he was done with the presidency he went back to farming. the people wanted him to stay on longer but he said that he had served his time and someone else needed to step up. if we had term limits maybe , just maybe, a politician couldnt get so entrenched in one place. i think its time we vote out all the good old boys and allow them to get on with their lifes work.
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