Just looking to get some opinions on an idea that crossed my mind recently.
So us mugs who work for a living, our wage is decided by and paid by our employer, and we generally have little say in the matter. But who employs the politicians? The taxpayer right? We pay them; so doesn't that in some respect make us their employers? At what point did we get to decide/vote on the wages for politicians?
Wouldn't it make sense for politicians to earn the average wage of the country they are supposed to be 'improving', to show that they aren't in it for pure self gain (which clearly a lot of them are these days). If politicians do want to increase their own salaries the only way to do it would be to increase the average salary for the country.
I know this is a million miles away from creating a Meritocracy but surely it could be a step in the right direction?
Is there some loophole in employment law that could be exploited to make this happen?
Would it be worth creating a petition to this effect?
Unfortunately the way it works in the UK is that a petition needs a certain number of signatures before it is even looked at, and then it doesn't even have to be taken any further. So logically if this got past the first step it almost certainly wouldn't go any further! That is my understanding at least.