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...
I would have no problem and fully support a pay cut for Congress as symbolism or a law that says they get a lower salary in any year the Budget is not balanced. HOWEVER, any bill that they pass would NOT effect this Congress and will not take effect for two years.
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