Here’s a simple solution from someone on Reddit: pay senators the median salary in America!
The median US income is $49,445 per year according to the 2012 census.In other news, Ron Paul has proposed reducing his presidential salary to $39,336 – the median salary of an American worker. (Yet another reason why I love this man!)
The salary for congress is $174,000 per year.
If we paid senators the median salary in America, we could save $12,455,500 a year. If we paid all of Congress that much, we could save $66,636,925. Of course, the senate wouldn't vote for that.