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2015-05-20 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Dem. Congressman With Millions in Legal Bills Demands Pay Raise
[Washington Free Bacon] A Democratic congressman who still owes millions of dollars in legal bills racked up while fighting corruption allegations said on Monday that members of Congress need a raise in order to cope with the District of Columbia's rising cost of living.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) said at a Monday Rules Committee hearing that members of Congress, who make an average of $174,000 per year, "aren't being paid properly."
I agree with Alsea on the 'improper' comp. They should ONLY be paid while working on the Hill !
"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," he said.
Pack a sammich, live in Lorton and use the SLUG line.
Observers scoffed at the comments, saying congressional pay and benefits are quite generous.

"Aside from access to subsidized travel, gym memberships, haircuts, and the like, congressmen have a retirement plan which averages about $40,000 a year for retired members," said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, an ethics watchdog.
Posted by Besoeker 2015-05-20 15:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [342 views ]  Top

#1 Did you balance the income/expenditures for the budget? You know if we had some real (not Hollyweird bookkeeping) surplus, we could have some money to spread around. We could call it a 'bonus'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2015-05-20 19:13||   2015-05-20 19:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Just do what your collegues do. Steal it.
Posted by Iblis 2015-05-20 21:29||   2015-05-20 21:29|| Front Page Top

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