Thursday, June 28, 2007

So. Who the hell told them this was a good idea?

House members seek pay raise of $4,400

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 26 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Despite low approval ratings and hard feelings from last year's elections, Democrats and Republicans in the House are reaching out for an approximately $4,400 pay raise that would increase their salaries to almost $170,000.

Oh my god. What a boneheaded move. Out here in the hinterlands, there is no love lost for our congress critters and this is NOT going to help.

Seemingly stymied at every turn, no major achievements under their belts, they're going to **** up with the one thing that everyone understands.

Keep an eye out for single digit approval numbers coming to a Congress near you.


At 9:54 AM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 12:11 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Gak! I know! Talk about not having your finger on the pulse of...
well, you know.

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(IMO) it is fiscal irresponsibility to increase Congress' pay at a time when the US Government is spending billions and billions of dollars on war, and has a stratospheric budget deficit. The House vote will not be the last word on this. The Senate also has to act. Further, on 6/29/07, U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell [D, Arizona] introduced legislation that would block the automatic pay raise (bill number not yet assigned).

The House voting record in favor of no debate on the automatic pay raise (H.Res.517) can be found at .

Email your House representative and Senators to let them know:

No more pay increases for Congress until the War is OVER.


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