Congress Gets a Pay Raise

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jun 28, 2007 8:16 AM

From the WaPost:

Democrats have for weeks been privately wringing their hands over whether to accept an automatic 2.5 percent pay increase, fretting that the raise may appear inconsistent with their campaign promises.

But last night, the House made its peace with it, rejecting a bid to block the automatic cost-of-living raise of about $4,400 on a 244 to 181 vote.

Clearly, things are going so well that they deserved a raise, right?  I mean their approval ratings are so high ...