Congress raises own salaries, but fails to do so for average Americans

Dobbs: Congress stiffs working Americans

Without much fanfare, the House of Representatives last week voted to give members of Congress yet another pay raise, as it has done almost every year for nearly a decade.

For some reason, our elected officials decided against holding a news conference. Maybe that’s because they didn’t want to draw attention to the fact that they raise their own salaries almost every year while refusing to raise the pay of our lowest-paid workers.

I remember something about “Government for the people, by the people, of the people”. I think it must have been a comedian who said it.

By the way, this was written before the vote. The minimum wage increase failed right along party lines. Fucking Republicans.

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