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Should Congress Slash Their Six Figure Salaries?

June56 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:17 PM
How about cut all of them in half and let them take care of their own retirement funds. Seems that is the only reason 99% of them go there in the first place. Nevermind they are there to do a job for the American people - that went out the window many years ago.

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...