Time To Vote Politicians Out.... Not In!!
I've had enough of these greedy pricks and that's just bullshit. All of us have had to go through tough times and wage freezes but none of us have the ability to set our own wages and raises. How on earth can you justify being in office for 2-3 years and receiving a five month bonus when you're turfed out because you're not deemed good enough by your electorate? If it goes through the next thing they'll do is make it five months severance per term. Politicians are in touch with the most influential people and have one of the widest ranging networks of anybody in the country. [Did I just say that politicians are "in touch"? From this episode it appears that they are not] I hardly think that they would have difficulty in obtaining further employment in the real world when they have been determined to be inadequate as a politician.
It was George Orwell who said that "Some animals are more equal to others" in his classic - Animal Farm. Time to bring in a half-decent dictatorship methinks.