Monday, December 29, 2008

Guaranteed Annual Increase - Get Yours?

Congress is getting it's guaranteed annual salary increase of about 2.8 percent. This will raise the average Congressional salary to about $174,000. Since several Senators and Congressmen have been insisting that we are in the "worst financial crisis since the Great Depression", it's my opinion that they really don't deserve an increase and to quote the Vice President elect,

"'s time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

I believe that we should adopt a Congressional compensation model that is indexed to the constituents of the respective elected representative. Take the average income of the State or Congressional District and then add some "thank you for your service" percentage like 10 percent. That would be a fair model that would appropriately compensate the Senator or Congressman as their respective constituents prospered or suffered.

##That's my opinion##


Beth said...

Where else can you vote for your own raise???

Hell, if it were based on approval ratings, they should be paying some of their pay from last year back to us!

Oklahoma City Divorce Attorney said...

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