This is a very difficult time in our nation's history and I believe sacrifices must be made for the good of our country. I would like to suggest that the salaries of all Federal employees be cut by 10% and a 3 year freeze be implemented on cost of living raises. Many people in the private sector are out of work and this measure will save the Federal Government millions of dollars and show the American people that the Government is tightening its belt as well. This is a very difficult but necessary step.
Idea No. 17528