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Should any government offical make $8mil a year?

Posted - August 3

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  • 14313
    It depends on how that money is earned.  If that person was wealthy before becoming a government official, there's no reason why he should forfeit his earnings unless there is a conflict of interest.  In that case, his holdings should be put into a blind trust in compliance with ethical regulations.  
      August 3, 2020 11:16 AM MDT
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  • 23181
    This is money being paid by the taxpayer to this person annually. Not an inheritance or money from their private life. 
      August 3, 2020 12:01 PM MDT
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  • 14313
    In what capacity is this money being paid and to whom?  Your question needs some clarification.
      August 3, 2020 12:10 PM MDT
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  • 6113

    NO government official is worth $8 mil/yr. (salary).   There is nothing they can do that would justify getting paid that much (salary).  All government officials are paid from taxpayer money, and a vast majority of them don’t make that much.   

      August 3, 2020 11:36 AM MDT
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  • 23181
    True. But there is one and the others on the board also make crazy money for government work. 
      August 3, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
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  • 7057
    The only justification here would be IF that person is making/saving the govt. more money. However, the U.S. govt. is not in the business of making money. 
      August 3, 2020 12:45 PM MDT
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  • 33363
    Correct. They are in the business of stealing ours.
      August 3, 2020 1:08 PM MDT
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  • 1740
    First of all, no, this person should not get paid 8 million dollars a year. The average taxpayer already pays too much so they shouldn't be forced to fund this person's opulent lifestyle. Also, if this federal employee you speak of is the president of the TVA, there is a bipartisan drive to give him a substantial pay cut. There are also others within the TVA that are paid much higher than normal salaries. So it would seem that their business, as usual, good ole boy lifestyle is coming to an end.
      August 7, 2020 9:09 AM MDT
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  • 23181
    Yes that is who I am talking about.  I understand a couple of members of the board have been removed as well. 
      August 7, 2020 11:07 AM MDT
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  • 1740
    I'm glad they have been removed. They need to continue to weed out these people and replace them with someone that actually cares about this country and its citizens.
      August 7, 2020 2:29 PM MDT
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