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Members of Congress get $4,000 pay raise

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  1. Holy Diver

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    #24 Jersey

    I'm no fan of Congress, nor it's members, but a 2.5% annual increase isn't exactly a WTF kind of raise.
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    when you calculate how much they actually work, its something silly...its like a month.

    Honestly SCREW these people, they need a living wage increase? It should be illegal for them to vote themselves a raise when we have so many other issues to solve first.

    And they finally raised the minimum wage this year, but those people never got an increase of even 2% for a bunchg of years......these politicians SUCK! WTF difference does it make to someone making 200,000 if they now make 204,000?

    come november.....VOTE OUT THE INCUMBANT!
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    BUT RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE after 10 years is!
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    Again, I am not a fan of Congress but I think if you looked at all the things they have to do as Congressmen you'd find they work plenty of hours.

    I just shake my head that I'm defending Congressmen :D :confused:
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    That's a little different issue as, conceptually, people should be trying to move up from those jobs as opposed to making a career out of it - but it's similar to outsourcing in that it's not that simple. A minimum wage increase is an inflationary move on everything as it pushes all wages up; I understand that's a good thing for some but it also raises prices as stores which can hurt the poor as much as it helps.
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    Maybe they looked at their abysmal approval ratings and said "F*ck it, they ain't getting any lower no matter what we do, might as well give ourselves a raise."
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    I'd double their pay if they'd agree to stay in session for 4 weeks or less per year. Less opportunity to screw things up.
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    yes, let's let the King make all the decisions, unhindered, right righty?

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