Urbin Report

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Congress shows that it is out of touch with Main Street America

While most of America is tightening its belts in a declining economy, Congress is voting itself a raise.

That's right, a $4,700 raise, on top of the $165,000 a year Senators already make. A tax payer funded salary they collect if they are doing their job or sending all their time campaigning for another tax payer funded job.

Kudos to first term democrat Rep. Harry Mitchell of Arizona. He sponsored legislation to not have the automatic pay raise take effect. The Bill never made it out of the committee controlled by his own party.

Note to Republicans, democrat Harry Mitchell is getting votes you used to get for a damn good reason.

HT to Fausta.