"Also ... the government sets the "poverty line". If you're going to get government salaries under control by tying them to something, you probably ought to pick something that is set and monitored by somebody other than the…"
"This. The most qualified people are taking significant pay cuts to work for the government anyway. The problems are the difficulty in firing incompetent government workers and (in some cases, mostly local and state governments) overly…"
"Its because almost nobody watched A&E before Duck Dynasty or Storage Wars. And the History Channel gets better ratings with Pawn Stars and American Pickers than it did with Modern Marvels. And, TLC does better with the cooking and…"
"If you want to complain about government or even quasi-government pay scales, look to your state and local government pay rates.
As to politicians, a 19th century joke put it this way, "An honest politician is one, who when bought, stays…"
"Disagree. That sounds like a good way to hire the dumbest, least-qualified, most corrupt people possible.
The government won't get smaller. It'll get worse. Bribery will be rampant. Or, it'll only be run by…"
"It isn't just the history channel. I remember that A&E onc stood for Arts and Entertainment and some of the really good shows they now have. TLC was once the Learning Channel, and they had some great shows. I remember…"