Annual Salary of retired US Presidents .............$450,000 FOR LIFE
Annual Salary of House/Senate members ..........$174,000 FOR LIFE
Probably correct and probably does not include dozens of other perks like health benefits. Ray LaHood once asked me "if I thought he was paid to much" and I answered "probably not". That was several years before the Democrats and Republicans, mainly Democrats, put us in the financial mess we are in and all the pain and suffering being endured by those who want to work but can't find a living wage job.
Annual Salary of Speaker of the House .............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Annual Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders .....$193,400 FOR LIFE
Aannual Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN - $38,000
Annual Average income for seniors on SOCIAL SECURITY - $12,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made!