Friday, October 24, 2003

Congressional race to the raise

Congress members gave themselves yet another raise. They will now earn $158,000 per year.

"How can Congress give itself a $3,400 pay raise while nearly 9 million people are unemployed, and 2 million have been out of work for more than half a year?" asked Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.
With the latest increase, Congress members have received five consecutive pay increases totaling more than $21,000. This amount is more than most starting photojournalists earn annually.

Enough for now,

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