Here’s my fear. By posting something during this administration, following this speech, and during this congress, you might think I am trying to make a political statement in favor of one party over the other. Rest assured that I think the elephant in the room has acted just as much like a jackass as anybody.
I want this, though, to be less of a statement, and more of a question. I am not going to pretend that I don’t have an opinion. I do. But my question is simple: when the President says the federal government is going to cut spending, why doesn’t he (or any one of the members of any of the other parties represented) take a voluntary pay cut? Commit to earing the same amount as a middle school science teacher during your 4 years, and I’ll believe that you are serious about balancing the budget.
Because what I saw tonight on the live stream of the State of the Union Address was a room full of $900 suits and $4,000 diamond broaches. And it’s tough to hear you over the ticking of your Rolex.
Let me reiterate that even the suits that were sitting down most of the night were still custom-tailored. This is not a dig against just one party.
When my church went through their budget crisis last year, the first people to take a pay cut (by choice) were the senior teaching pastors. And they announced that in front of everyone. That’s leadership.
Want to gain back the trust of this American? Simple. Put your money where your mouth is.