Obscene Salaries of Elected Politicians-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that lists the salaries of elected officials.
This eRumor was written when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House and the numbers are so out of date that we have classified this as fiction!
Lets bring this up to 2014 standards:
Office Annual Salary Retired Salary
President $400,000 $199,700
Vice President $231,900 Based on service in the House or Senate
Speaker of the House $223,500 Based on service in the House or Senate
Majority Leader $193,400 Based on service in the House or Senate
Minority Leader $193,400 Based on service in the House or Senate
Congressional Representative $174,000 Based on service in the House or Senate
According to the About.com U.S. Government Info site, “Members of Congress receive retirement and health benefits under the same plans available to other federal employees. They become vested after five years of full participation.”
According to the GoArmy.Com website non-deployment salaries depend on rank/pay grade and how many years in active duty:
According to the Military4Life.Com website Active Duty members of the military can collect additional deployment combat zone military pay entitlements. They depend on a number of factors such as Basic Allowance for Subsistence, Per Diem and Hostile Fire Pay /Imminent Danger Pay. The report said that on top of these entitlements that all income for both enlisted personnel and warrant officers is tax exempt while they are in the Combat Zone Area.
According to a December 13, 2013 article by the Washington Post the salaries of teachers range from $39,580 to $75,279. The article said the the U.S. average for teachers salaries is $56,383.
Teachers Salaries by state
This is crazy!
Salary of retired US Presidents
$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate….$174,000 FOR LIFE
This is stupid.
Salary of Speaker of the House ….$223,500
This is really stupid.
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader $193,400
Ditto last line.
Average Salary of a teacher .. $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN .. $38,000
Think about this.
Nancy Pelosi will retire as a Congress Person at $174,000 Dollars a year for LIFE.
She has retired as SPEAKER at $223,500 a year.
PLUS she will receive an additional $193,400 a year as Minority Leader.
Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical which is not available to us … the taxpayers
She is just one of the hundreds of Senators and Congress that float in and out every year!
I think we found where the cuts should be made!
If you agree ….. pass it on, I just did.
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