Alongside their proposed 10% ministerial pay cut, the One Bermuda Alliance should pledge to put any future minister salary increases to vote by the people. It is to their advantage to do so as it provides assurances that the cut is genuine. Some may cry foul at the suggestion that the people be given the power to choose, though these individuals fail to appreciate that by increasing democracy and putting greater power in the hands of the people that they become more easily led.
People certainly can and should have the right to choose MPs salaries, though importantly the options to choose from should be provided by way of a truly independent committee appointed by the governor. By this regard, one can balance the desire to put the ultimate decision in the hands of the people with the desire to have rational options for them to choose from.