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  • We need more points

    No offence but a lot of these points don't really make sense "Yes politicians should be paid".That is just stating which side of the debate you r on, which we can already clearly see in GREEN COLUMN!Alternatively you could say "Can benefit all of society regardless of financial state" Anyway,-no offence😂

  • We need more points

    No offence but a lot of these points don't really make sense "Yes politicians should be paid".That is just stating which side of the debate you r on, which we can already clearly see in GREEN COLUMN!Alternatively you could say "Can benefit all of society regardless of financial state" Anyway,-no offence😂

  • Yes, not paying politicians would keep the rich in power.

    If we don't pay our politicians, nominally, only the rich would be able to hold public office, as they would be the only ones who could afford it. They'd make decisions benefiting the rich, and the rich are more likely to be corrupt. Poorer people would be unable to hold office, and as a result would be excluded from the political system, one which emphasizes participation for all. Perhaps it should be lower, yes, more of a living wage, but it ultimately benefits society much, much more than it hurts it to pay politicians.

  • Yes, but probably not as much as they are.

    Yes, they should be paid like others have argued it would leave room for only the rich to hold political power positions. However, I feel they should be paid on range to the median of the average American. For example, if the average American only makes $40K, then politicians pay should not exceed that. I believe this would encourage politicians to fight for better job markets and economies as a whole.

  • The alternative is - significantly - worse

    If we stop paying our politicians an official political salary, we're left with two options, each of which is worse than the status quo. Option 1 is to fill politics with people who have already been successful and are thus sitting on piles of money so don't need a regular income - this is bad because our politicians will all be the same sorts of upper class people and won't be representative. OR we have to make politicians get second jobs so that they can pay for themselves - but it is unreasonable to expect this because we expect our politicians to do a lot of work in order to represent us and they can't really do that properly if they're split between two jobs. Therefore we need to pay politicians - the alternative system doesn't work.

  • Its just another job

    Being as our society is capitalistic you are paid for your work. Its one of the hardest jobs managing a country. The financial compensation due them is what they deserve. Now I don't think they should make so much but they should make something because its a very difficult job to do.

    Posted by: Dill
  • Yes, politicians should be paid

    In the UK, before politicians were paid, only the very rich could become politicians. This meant that they made decisions that only benefited the rich and left the poor starving, with poor hygiene and riddled water-borne diseases like cholera. When politicians were paid, the poorer could become politicians too so would make decisions benefiting everyone, vastly improving the living and working conditions of the working class. Therefore, politicians should, without a doubt, be paid.

  • They do nothing essential.

    The amount of money they receive > the amount of work they actually do. I'm not talking about presidents, I'm talking about MEPs or other such useless leeches. It is pathetic how a miner receives a much lower salary than a pimped out suit sitting on his golden throne, driving expensive luxury cars and sleeping in mansions.

  • Corruption must end

    It seems with all their perks and pay they have all lost touch in all of the issues of today. It has desensitised them to real problems that face the rest of us.You cannot expect a person surrounded by guaranteed perks, retirement perks, insider trading options, ultra health care,cronyism,and elitist connections ,ever to worry about the common population.This would give american politics a new breath of fresh air it desperately needs right now considering how things are being done now in our country.

  • It's civil service, After all. An allowance should suffice.

    If a person is mostly encouraged to ascend to politics and dictate the route of the country due to monetary benefits, One should be wary that they would and have been shown to prioritize their personal interest as opposed to the national interest of the country.
    Politicians should be in their post for the SOLE reason to serve the country and steer it towards their optimal national interest.
    By providing a huge salary such as countries like Singapore, China, USA, It would only serve as bait for greedy individuals.

  • They give nothing to society, produce nothing, lose nothing.

    Politicians have more time off then an air traffic controller. Talk about a stressful job where your holding peoples lives in your hand and having a responsibility to guide them where they need to. Anyone holding a public office seat should not be paid from mayor to president. They should have not sway over working peoples lives when the mass majority of them can't or wont do what is in the best interest of the Country. They should have to hold a job while in office. There is 168 hours in a week, I demand they work every one of them if they are gonna take a federal or state check. There is a lot of trash on the streets they could be picking up, and graffiti they could be covering up.

  • Money should not be an incentive

    Politicians are responsible for representing their community. Politicians should not receive a paycheck, instead they should each receive a budget to live on that guarantees they cannot live luxuriously and lose sight of what the common person wants/needs. No one should be a career politician. People should leave their career for a certain term where they receive a budget to live on while they engage in office, then after their term they return to living under the legislation they helped to pass

  • We need more points

    No offence but a lot of these points don't really make sense "Yes politicians should be paid".That is just stating which side of the debate you r on, which we can already clearly see in GREEN COLUMN!Alternatively you could say "Can benefit all of society regardless of financial state" Anyway,-no offence😂

  • We need more points

    No offence but a lot of these points don't really make sense "Yes politicians should be paid".That is just stating which side of the debate you r on, which we can already clearly see in GREEN COLUMN!Alternatively you could say "Can benefit all of society regardless of financial state" Anyway,-no offence😂

  • No they shouldn't

    If they don't turn up for work they shouldn't be paid. Imagine if you went to work one day, then took years/months/weeks off and were still paid even though you weren't working.

    Is it fair that we should pay people for just taking days weeks months years if they feel like it?

  • Its a public service

    Why should I pay my trusted 'friend' to represent our community on a court room? In a legislation? Congress? A politician is a community committee voted representative, right?... So why pay the One person to represent us all?... Including themselves?... If politicians were to get paid it should be minimum wage so they uphold our laws looking from the bottom up. Like most Americans.

  • It is not about making money

    Is it plausible that by making political positions less money driven/appealing, that we may end corruption in our government? I have not thought it all out but these positions would obviously not be extravagant, sort of priest like. They would get a decent house for their family, a nice car to drive around, and everything they need for a decent living.


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