Friday, December 08, 2006

Dems to block pay raise

Story: "Members of Congress are in line for a $3,300 pay raise effective Jan. 1 unless they block it, and Democrats said Thursday they intend to try.

Officials said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the party's leaders, had notified Republicans they will try to add the anti-pay-raise provision to a bill that provides funds for most government agencies through Feb. 15.

Congress must pass the funding bill before it adjourns for the year, and the target for that is Friday.

Democrats won control of Congress in last month's elections after a campaign in which they frequently criticized majority Republicans for taking pay raises while blocking numerous attempts to raise the minimum wage.
"It is unconscionable that members of congress would get yet another pay raise while the minimum wage has been stuck at $5.15 an hour for the last 10 years. Senator Reid intends to do all he can to ensure that Congress won't get a raise until working families do," said his spokesman, Jim Manley.
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While their reasoning is flawled, I support the result.
Weird that the republicans are the ones pegging for a pay raise here, considering they did a lousy job while in control of the house and senate.

3 comments:

Detective J said...

Money, money, money, greed, greed, greed. It's strange that any of these politicians are opposing a pay raise. They seem pretty good at wasting our tax dollars!

Detective J said...

Money, money, money, greed, greed, greed. It's strange that any of these politicians are opposing a pay raise. They seem pretty good at wasting our tax dollars! Hooray for the Dems. Many of the Democrats that were elected were middle/conservative, not extremely liberal.

Anonymous said...

Of course, behind the scenes, Sen. Reid is explaining to them all how they plan to get them that money anyway without anybody in the taxpaying public finding out.