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Lower Politician Wages

Over the past few days, while surfing a popular social network site, I have come across this post:

Salary of the US President. ..$400,000.
Salary of retired US Presidents ...$180,000.
Salary of House/Senate...$174, 000.
Salary of Speaker of the House...$223,500...
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders... $193,400...
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN IRAQ $38,000...
I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree, repost

Well, I of course started looking things up and thinking- Why do we pay our politicians so much? Some people tell me it's to keep corruption out of government, others say it's to attract the brightest minds.

I believe politicians should make no more than double the federal minimum wage. ($7.25/hr) Why? Well, because I think our politicians are way out of touch with the average American. Corruption exists already in our government, why not try something different?

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The Birthers Can't Cope With Reality

Obama released his “long form” birth certificate yesterday (4/27/11). You would think that’s great, making the birthers look like crazed lunatics right? Wrong. Immediately they have jumped on the “it’s a hoax!” bandwagon. Here are some of the loudest denials I have heard so far:

“Obama’s father is listed as “African”. During that time we listed African Americans as “Negro”. “
While it’s true that the term “negro” was used for African Americans, it was not used for all people who were black. Obama’s father was indeed African, hence the reason he was listed as “African”.

“His certificate number is higher than a set of twins born at the same hospital a day later.”

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Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI] Booed at a Town Hall

Could it be, we, Americans, are beginning to awake from our cozy slumber? It seems the mountain of lies and the barrels of deceit could finally be catching up to the Republican-Tea Party. Finally, for once the public makes it known their Representative is full of it. This time it's Paul Ryan [R] of Wisconsin. His constituents let him know exactly how they feel about his lies and his bogus "Pathway to Prosperity" budget proposal.

CONSTITUENT: The middle class is disappearing right now. During this time of prosperity, the top 1 percent was taking about 10 percent of the total annual income, but yet today we are fighting to not let the tax breaks for the wealthy expire? And we’re fighting to not raise the Social Security cap from $87,000? I think we’re wrong.

RYAN: A couple things. I don’t disagree with the premise of what you’re saying. The question is what’s the best way to do this. Is it to redistribute… (Crosstalk)

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