I respect the political leaders in the democratic countries, especially those of Europe and North America.
They entered politics as a public service. They desire to make life better for the people. They have strong values and beliefs (whether leaning to the left, right or center) and wish to influence the future of their nation.
They are happy to receive a remuneration of 3 to 10 times of the average wage of their ordinary people. They do not expect a remuneration that is 100 times or more (i.e. the salary paid in the private center for top exectives).
By accepting the modest remuneration of the public service, they are able to exercise some moral control over the excessive and unjustified salaries paid in the private center.
Tan Kin Lian