Salary of retired US presidents: $450,000 per year for life.
Salary of House/Senate members: $174000 per year for life
Salary of the Speaker of the House: $223,500 per year for life
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders: $194,400 per year for life.
Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED in Afghanistan: $38,000 per year
Average income for seniors on Social Security: $12,000 per year
If you want to deal with income disparity, I know a good place to start.
ADDENDUM: I guess I give too many liberals too much credit for figuring out what a particular post is about. They seem unable to connect current events to a particular post unless led by the hand one idea at a time. I'm sorry for them, but I want to help. Therefore, let me connect the principles of this post to a current claim by a possible presidential candidate. Hillary Clinton claimed to have been dead broke when she and Bill left the WH. Let's give them that (even though it is unimaginable). Since then they both have demanded over $100,000 per speech. If they have each spoken 10 times since then, their debts were paid off and they are now rolling in dough.
Come on, liberals. Even YOU can get this.