I’d rather pay firefighters

Than politicians. Firefighters confirm strike dates today. Little wonder really is it?
Am I the only person who thinks that politicians who vote themselves pay rises should not make comment on what other people are paid?
While we are on the subject am I the only person who is amazed how little a firefighter is paid? It amazes me that people who manage little pieces of paper in the city earn millions but people who risk their lives at work everyday to help others are paid thousands. Many people say shut up and stop whinging but if everyone did that who would fight our fires? Who would work in our emergency wards? Who would teach our children?
The world is making less and less sense to me as time goes on.