Our PM sets an example:
Harper, who makes $157,731 as an MP plus his $157,731 prime ministerial stipend, will now receive three per cent of his prime ministerial salary per year of service.If he serves until after the next election, in 2015, he’ll get about $47,000 a year in pension, $57,000 less than he would have received under the old system.
Depending on when he leaves office, and how long he lives, Harper’s pension decision will cost him $1.5 million to $2 million. Harper is quietly setting a good example, and deserves a bit of credit.
Compare to Alberta’s ruling party saying, “Screw the taxpayer!”:
Alberta taxpayers could soon be on the hook for a pair of new financial perks for MLAs, as a legislature committee on Friday voted for an enriched RRSP benefit and reintroduced the idea of a transition payment for politicians leaving office.
About those “transition payments”:
Amid public outrage over such payouts, Premier Alison Redford campaigned to abolish transition allowances and the legislature followed through with a motion in May.
Promises? We don’t need no stinkin’ promises…