ROS sends a link from The Hill in which Nancy Pelosi complains to the media that she doesn’t think Congress should take a pay cut because it would ” diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs”. Never mind that they have done their primary job – create a budget for the government – in more then three years.
Americans across this country have taken pay cuts in this current economical environment, but, then I guess, the royalty in Congress is better than the rest of us.
The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.
Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.
Yeah, speaking of staffers, the day before Gabriela Giffords was shot in Tucson, she had introduced a bill to reduce Congressional staffers by 10%. Whatever happened to that? Again, we can’t inconvenience the Congressional royalty.