Thursday, July 07, 2005

Your taxes pay for their raises

Scott Maxwell reports in his Taking Names column...

With the United States strapped for cash, members of Congress have again voted to give themselves a raise.

The $3,100-a-year jump means our distinguished ladies and gentlemen will soon earn $165,200 a year.

And most of your Central Florida delegation voted for it.

Democrat Corrine Brown joined forces with Republicans Tom Feeney, Adam Putnam and Dave Weldon to help the automatic raises sail through on a 263-152 vote. (Nothing unites opposing parties like money for all.)

The raise means that the politicians who say there's not enough cash for schools and college grants will make about five times what the average job in Central Florida pays.

That is an obscene amount of money! Would someone please tell me what they do that warrants that kind of pay?


At 8:22 PM, Blogger Patrick from Nigel said...

They sure picked one hell of a day for this to not be a news event.


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