Congress wants a pay raise.

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  1. Avenger

    Avenger Fight On to Victory

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    Washington (CNN)The Democratic Party says it's the party of the working class, but congressional Democrats this week complicated that pitch by calling for a pay raise for members of Congress.

    "Members deserve to be paid, staff deserves to be paid and the cost of living here is causing serious problems for people who are not wealthy to serve in this institution," said Rep. Alcee Hastings during a Monday Rules Committee hearing on the upcoming year's legislative branch appropriations bill, according to Roll Call.

    The number two House Democrat told reporters he agreed with Hastings.

    Rep Steny Hoyer said it was appropriate during the recession years in 2009 and 2010 to not approve any pay increases, but to continue that policy "simply will dictate that the only people who can serve are the rich and I don't think that's what the founding fathers had in mind."

    Members of Congress are paid $174,000 annually, and haven't enjoyed a pay raise since 2009. Staffers are paid considerably less, with the average staff assistant on the Hill earning roughly $35,000 per year.

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    In contrast, an American household's median net worth was estimated at $56,355 in a 2014 study.

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    They must be joking.
     
  2. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

    KONG-D'SNT-TAP Titanium Belt

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    These people need something but it's def not a raise.

    A kick in the junk is more like it
     
  3. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Of course they lump theyselves in with their staffers who don't even make an entry level salary.
     
  4. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    I'll give them a raise...

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  5. RerouteToRemain

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    Perfect.
     
  6. The Diplomat

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    1. It isn't "Congress wants a raise" it's one congressman arguing the concept.

    2. More from the same article that wasn't posted -

     
  7. ripskater

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    Lol
     
  8. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Think about this. We all know how dirty Washington works.

    Congressmen and Senators pay their staff out of their individual office budgets.

    Wouldn't be surprised if the Senators and Congressmen somehow give themselves that extra cash, somehow, while leaving their $35K employees in the dust.

    Oh, and by the way, the congress and senate declared their staff to be exempt from Obamacare. There's their 'raise.'
     
  9. Cubo de Sangre

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    Fuck them. Peg it to the median. Next?
     
  10. GhostZ06

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    punched in the face? beatin to a blood mess, hit by a car? many many things i can think of these bastards need
     
  11. no fat chicks

    no fat chicks Worlds greatest poster

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    skim off the top earners in congress and send it down
     
  12. second sight

    second sight Reversing Submissions from Father Time

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    I guess this is a good thing, evidently some of them still rely on their actual salary to pay the bills. Which brings the question how do so many of them get filthy rich off those same salaries. Lets answer those questions first.
     
  13. Michaelangelo

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    Only if they drug test
     
  14. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre Titanium Belt

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    Last study I saw showed Congress beating the professionals in stock market returns. Good thing we have the best and brightest economists representing us.
     
  15. ripskater

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    They wouldn't pass.
     
  16. second sight

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    insider trading laws don't apply to congress...seriously
     
  17. Cubo de Sangre

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    Please continue.
     
  18. second sight

    second sight Reversing Submissions from Father Time

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    I just threw the seriously in there because its not sarcasm, insider trading laws don't apply to congress.
     
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    Ripping off Wall Street sounds anti-establishment. Must have been the Democrats sticking it to the man.
     
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    Trump. 2016
     

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