We need to look at all of the pay going to elected officials current and former. Elected officials keep getting raises and cost-of-living increases as well as other benefits but minimum wage and wages of the every day person have been stagnant. Our current highest elected official is wasting money hand and foot going to golfing and getting way from a job that he didn't know was this hard. Before we start cutting programs for people who have literally nothing maybe we should start cutting the paychecks of people in congress. Before we start balancing every other budget we need to start releasing if these payouts to people who are not doing their job to protect the every day person I really deserved. With all the money they're getting from their wealthy elite friends and big business they don't need our tax dollars too.