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Should Congress Slash Their Six Figure Salaries?

Rebecca239 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:53 AM
That's why ALL their ill-gotten stolen gains they received while in Washington through bribes and insider trading need to be removed and put back toward our debt. If they didn't save the 1% or maybe 2% of their actual pay if lucky, that their constituents saved, it was stolen while in office. So TAKE IT BACK from the crooks. It isn't their money to have.

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...