June 29, 2005

House votes itself "not a pay raise" of $3,100 a year

In a time of war, in a time of deficits and red ink as far as the eye can see, with the future of Social Security and Medicaid up for debate, the United States House of Representatives has increased it's own salary.

That brings the sum up to $165,200 per year. To say nothing of benefits and vacation days.

So said Tom Delay: "It's not a pay raise. It's an adjustment so that they're not losing their purchasing power."

Thanks for clearing that up, Tom. It's not a pay raise, it's a supply-side economic stimulus package to benefit local businesses in Washington, DC.

If only everyone's salary worked like that.


At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Graham,

Why pick on Delay? I think the vote was, 263 for, 152 against, and 18 did not even show up to vote. that's 136 Rep., 127 Dems... and 18 losers.So don't pin this all on Delay..... As a matter of fact, only one person, Dem from Utah, even said anything about it. the other 152 let it ride. That way they have a No vote, even though thay wanted to vote yes.. it looks better that way... you see, like John Kerry, I voted that way because I knew I was running for President..... They vote No cause it makes them look better rather than voting the way they really want to.


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