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Questions related to payments made by a government to individuals elected or appointed to, or employed by, a government, as compensation in terms of salary, wages, etc.

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Are there any proposed systems of running the government like a corporation?

Has there ever been a legitimately proposed system whereby either the entire government or the executive branch of it was run the way a corporation is usually supposed to - more specifically, with set ...
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Why do politicians make so much money?

Senators, ministers, presidents, .... all these people earn a lot of money, and not just during their work: when the president of the US leaves office, they will receive about $200,000 annually as a ...
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In the news, it says "essential" government employees would be required to work without pay. How?

In the news, the reporters have been talking about "essential" (real quotes, not scare quotes) government employees being required to work without pay by these two statements (paraphrased). All ...
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How does "politician" work as a job/career?

How does being a politician work as a job or career? Obviously when you are in office you get a salary (at least at national level). But what happens when you lose the election, or you are running for ...
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What sort of evidence exists that higher salaries for political offices attract better candidates?

Legislators sometimes raise their own pay while claiming that it helps them do a better job and attracts better candidates. Sometimes the pay raises are justified with seemingly scientific claims. ...
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Why do US politicians spend so much on campaigns when the salary is not high enough to justify the expenditure?

Hillary Clinton spent so much on her 2008 presidential campaign that she had a campaign debt of over $30 million. The annual salary of a US president is only $400,000. Even if Hillary were successful, ...
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Does the US 2013 sequester affect politicians own salaries and benefits?

From Big cuts spur calls to Congress from irate constituents, Thomas Ferraro, Reuters: They have not worked together in Washington. And so the across-the-board cuts of the so-called "sequester&...
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