Congress to raise own pay by $4,700

With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise

By Jordy Yager

A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.

Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it…

http://thehill.com/leading-the…

In these tough economic times when everyone is tightening their belts thankfully Nancy Pelosi has a solution!

More money for politicians!

I guess the “scalpel” must have missed this spending hike.  Doing on the same day of this auto bailout is a nice touch.

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  • BrocktonDave

    $700 Billion financial bailout

    $17.5 Billion auto bailout

    $4,700 raise

    on top of all the money we are spending on the wars.

    Where is it all coming from?!?  Did we pay that much in taxes that the government has become this rich with cash?

    I understand the deficit spending thing, but there has to be some limit to that.