A few times i have mooted the idea of paying everyone the same, my main reasoning being that if you take away the incentive of wages, you then only get the people who want to do the job, doing the job.
With that in mind, consider the British MP. On shows like Question Time and whenever a TV camera is stuck in their faces they will say that they came into politics so they could help people, never for the money and the perks.
It is probably worth mentioning here that a British MP earns £66,000 per year, more if they are in the Cabinet, and can claim expenses on pretty much everything including their food, homes, the content of their homes and travel.
A survey announced today, which politicians completed anonymously, found that 69% thought they were underpaid and the average increase suggested was a rise of 32% to £86,250.
These are the same people who have been introducing pay freezes, benefit caps, VAT increases and spending cuts for us to save money, while deciding they need their own wages put up by almost a third.
The idea that 'we are all in this together' dropped by the wayside a long time ago when they cut the tax rate for the richest while cutting income for millions of poor, the sick and the disabled who are being made to 'prove' they are disabled enough to claim the £51.85 per week at medical centres.
Our MP's are part of the public sector and public sector workers are only being allowed a 1% pay rise but instead of demonstrating some sort of show of solidarity with the people who elected them by pegging their own pay at 1%, they are suggesting to the people who now set their wages that they should be paid 32% more.
If they think they're not being paid enough then they should find another job and maybe we could get some real people in with life experience outside of the Westminster bubble who could really make a difference and not just see it as an opportunity to fill their bank accounts with our money.
Now if only someone will leak the names of the 69% of MP's who think they are doing such a bang up job that they deserve such an obscene increase, then we can begin a proper witch-hunt.