On Tuesday, House lawmakers welcomed a $ 3,300 pay raise that will increase their salaries to $ 168,500. The 2% "cost-of-living" raise would be the 7th straight for members of the House & Senate.
Lawmakers stopped a bid by Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) to get a direct vote to block the COLA, which is automatically awarded unless a lawmaker votes to block it.
The pay raise also applies to the Vice Preznit-who is the President of the Senate- congressional leaders, as well as Supreme Court justices.
This year, V.P. Dick "Buckshot" Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, & Chief Justice John Roberts, recieve $ 212,100. Ass. justices recieve $ 203,000. House & Senate party leaders recieve $ 183,500.
I guess the price of caviar has gone up along with the price of gas! Like these capitalist pigs need anymore money!
A 2% "cost-of-living" raise needs to be given to all us hardworking, taxpaying citizens, not the already filthy rich goverment pigs!
And before all you Republicans out there give me shit about how the Democrats are the ones who supposedly introduced this back in the day, keep in mind that I have never said I was a Democrat. In fact, my belief is that a politician is a politician, regardless of party. Both are corrupt. Both are waiters serving up the same shit, just on different colored plates! But the Republicans lately have really been gunning for the "Greediest Sons-of-Bitches" award, don't cha think?