The wage issue is a non issue. Even when they work, they make far more of their money from doing things like writing books then from their salaries. People always complain about the politicians, but the problem is the people. After all we are the ones electing our representatives. We are the ones who act like sheep and just pick the guy who promises the most good things instead of the one with reasonable suggestions.
Maybe it is the way our political system is set up also. Why do you think most Americans don't even vote or register to vote? Probably because our entire political system is bullshit. The two party (winner takes all) system is terrible. If you vote for a candidate that is from a smaller party your vote is basically worthless (doesn't count). I am sick of having just two choices (Democrat or Republican, because if you vote for any other candidate or party you are pretty much wasting your time). Both parties are corrupt, controlled by lobbyist, and need to be thrown out. I'm ready for multi-party proportional representation.