Here at the UW, tons of students complain about Mark Emmert’s salary. Undergraduates often bring this up whenever the university’s financial woes come up.
One of my friends recently joined the Facebook group “I want to give Congress a pay cut.”
I don’t understand how the salaries of authority figures can be of anything but little importance. The average working American gives about a single cent to every DC congressman.
I’m not saying that there is no such thing as an excessive salary, but I find it amazing that this sort of thing comes up as often as it does. Do people have nothing better to talk about financially than whether their leaders make 200k/year or 250k/year?
I admit that this post is partially a vent itself, but it seems like it’s more venting on their part than anything else. There have to be hundreds of financial issues (at the university level, the state level, the corporate level, the national level, etc) that are more important than how much our leaders are payed.