Boehner Takes on Skyrocketing Federal Salaries

According to a USA Today analysis the number of workers making more than $150,000 has doubled since January 2009 and incoming leader of the House of Representatives John Boehner is planning on doing something about it. As he plots his public course one of his stated top priorities is to bring down the salary of government officials. This will not win him much favor with federal government unions but those are not his constituents. Some people may also nitpick and say that this not get to the heart of dealing with larger issues but it is a symbolic gesture worth pure gold to an American public that is fed up with runaway spending and this could be a placating first step towards reigning in spending on a larger scale.