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Should Congress Slash Their Six Figure Salaries?

renny4 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:11 PM
They should not be paid until we have a budget, and we should get a rebate for 2009-2012 when we didn't have a budget. The "CBO" prediction that the deficit this year will only (ONLY) be $845 billion is nonsense as there is NO budget to view actual income and expenditures.

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...