CONGRESSMAN: Give Congress a Raise!

CONGRESSMAN: Give Congress a Raise!

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings made the politically tone-deaf case for raising salaries for members of Congress Monday, pointing to the high cost of living in the District of Columbia.

“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,” the Florida Democrat said at a Rules Committee meeting, referring to the average member’s $174,000 annual salary. “We aren’t being paid properly,” he later told Roll Call newspaper.



  1. Maybe this dead beat doesn’t get it. The cost of living has gone up for EVERYBODY!! What, he thinks where heat is the only place the COL has increased? What a dim wit.
    You want to do something constructive? Put a national freeze on the price of ALL goods and services until things level out for EVERYONE. Equally can be achieved by shutting down the greed of everyone wanting to dig deeper into our pockets!
    Prices keep going up and up but NOBODY’s, understand this, NOBODY’s income is going up fast enough to stay up with them.

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