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Should Congress Slash Their Six Figure Salaries?

AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:48 PM
These people are usually quite wealthy to begin with-and more of them are Democrat than Republican. Doesn't the redistribution crowd yell that all those who are rich are also greedy? Why then should these 'servants' receive a king's ransom in salary, benefits and retirement? Who actually believes that Fancy Nancy Pelosi is intelligent enough to merit her pay and benefits?

It’s a well-established fact that members of Congress more often than not leave Washington far richer than when they arrived. (Just look at how Harry Reid made his money, for example). But at a time of such high unemployment and trillion dollar-plus deficits, should members of Congress really be making $174,000 a year? Perhaps they should. But while this never-ending debate rages on, it’s comforting to know that at least some Congressional lawmakers (mostly Republicans, it seems) recognize the glaring disconnect between Washington’s rich and famous and the average working American. And, to their credit, they are trying to...