Let me show you some math on where money should be cut before EVER removing pay from those who need it most:
Presidential Salary: $400,000
Vice President Salary: $231,900
Rank and file Senators and Congressmen (x430): $174,000
Speaker of the House: $223,500
Senate & House Majority/Minority leaders (x4): $193,400
Chief Justice: $223,500
Supreme Court Justices (x8): $213,900
Homeland Security Czar: $172,400
Energy Czar: $172,200
Urban Affairs Czar: $158,000
Health Czar: $185,500
There are over 40 more czar positions I was unable to confirm. For math purposes, we’ll estimate that they are 150,000.
White House Staffer salary (only included cabinet/advisers) and I was only able to make it through half the list before having to take care of my kids: $14,810.170. Those are only advisers and cabinet level officials, and all range and 100k or more.
Just with that the grand total ends up being: $93,881,970 or nearly 100 MILLION DOLLARS.
Bear in mind I was only able to tabulate HALF of the presidential staff salary. I say that their pay goes before a single veteran or service member has to lose theirs.
And before you touch ONE SINGLE DIME of a disabled veteran, or enlisted service member, you get rid of the GENERALS’ pay first. They make almost 200k per year, while a private makes around 19k.
Go ahead and challenge me on my numbers too. I got the information from the CBO and White House websites.
This is not ok, and the president should be impeached if he refuses to pay our military, vets, or elderly.