The National Citizen's Coalition has pointed out however that Mr. Layton is taking out about $208,000 from our economy by himself, and perhaps he should take a little paycut.It's that kind of courage workers will need "to take a pay cut so your friends at the plant can keep their job,"
The NCC's email newsletter sais this:
Layton's 5% Solution
One of Jack Layton's proposed solutions to the economic difficulties we are going through is a 5% pay cut so employees can help out their employers. You can read the article here. (nc: see link below)
Here is my suggestion for Jack: try and regain some of your badly damaged reputation, stand up in the House of Commons and show some real leadership. Propose that all MP's take an immediate 5% pay cut. MPâ€™s must lead by example and cut their own pay before going after hard working Canadians.
By the way Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow each make $155,000 as MP's and Layton gets an additional $52,900 because he is a party leader. Their combined family income is $352,000. Certainly Jack can afford a 5% pay cut.
Donâ€™t hold your breath that Jack or any other MP will have the common sense to lead by example and take a pay cut.
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