To: President Donald Trump, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Cut Government Spending at the Source: Salaries of Elected Officials

Elected State and Federal Government office is a renewable, contracted, salaried and temporary position. As such, wages should be representative of the contractor- in this case the national average salary of the electorate tied to the minimum wage of $7.25. With consideration given to the "on call" 24/7 nature of the responsibilites, one year (8766 hours) salary should not exceed $63,553.50, and all benefits terminate when the contract concludes.

Why is this important?

Salaries for U.S. and State Senators and Congressmen should be tied to the federal minimum wage of their constituents. At $7.25/hr, 24 hrs per day, no elected official's pay should exceed $63,553.50, and benefits limited to the time served in office. Staff size should be proportioned by state population or equal to the number of State Electoral Votes.