Has He Really Earned It?!?
Look at the presidential approval ratings polls.
Look at the congressional approval ratings polls, both individually and collectively. Very few have actually “earned their pay!” I propose that they be paid thusly.
The presidential pay is~~for you and I~~is a whoopin’ $400,000 PER YEAR, not per term-of-office. For a few, way too much; for some, not nearly enough. This doesn’t include the liberal personal travel allowances or the massive retirement-for-life benefits of that office.
[The congressional pay~~those NOT in leadership(?) positions~~is $174,000 again MOST times too much, sometimes too little.]
Let’s look at “Clown Prince” obama‘s numbers, just for “shits-and-giggles.” For the aforementioned “shits-and-giggles,” let’s use Scott Rasmussen‘s Daily Tracking Poll (Trends).
After spending his first six-months in positive territory, Dear Leader fell into his usual negatives, only to venture out on three occasions to the present.
As with a private-sector chief executive, the nation’s president’s compensation should be tied to his performance or lack thereof. The “Clown Prince‘s” dismal-to-awful performance measurements should also be reflected in his compensation, maybe on a monthly basis.
Disregarding perquisites of the office, we’ll concentrate on Dear Leader‘s $400,000 in annual compensation only. That breaks down to $33,333 per month, that breaks down to $8,333 per week, that breaks down $1,222 per day, that breaks down to $277 per hour, given that “Clown Prince” obama works MAYBE six hours, MAYBE five days a week.
Pretty good pay for a law school grad-student lecturer, aye?!?
According to Mr Rasmussen, during his first 11 days in office Dear Leader is a total of 64 points above 50% approve, 50% disapprove. A daily point average is 5.81 points above 50%. Thus his pay for the eleven days of January, 2009 should be 5.81% greater than $8,333 or $8,817. Conversely, “Clown Prince” obama would be docked pay by the same formula:
During his most recent week as ruler, the “Clown Prince” was a total of 104 points BELOW the 50% approve; 50% disapprove level. So his pay should be docked 10.4%, with the new weekly pay being $7,467. This is a far more equitable, far more pro-taxpayer than the full $400k for just sittin’ around with one’s feet on the Resolute Desk!!
That’s all I got.