Bummer: Democrats Pull Bill To Raise Their Pay

No one tell AOC, who has been pushing for the extra money while not pushing for a vote on her own Green New Deal

They make $174,000 a year for 138 days of work. They have a goodly chunk of their expenses paid for. They have all sorts of money thrown at them. If they don’t like the pay, they can go get a real job

Dems to yank bill to raise congressional pay after backlash

House Democratic leaders are postponing consideration of a bill that would include a pay raise for members of Congress, after facing a major backlash from the party’s most vulnerable members.

Top Democrats agreed in a closed-door meeting Monday night to pull a key section of this week’s massive funding bill to avoid escalating a clash within their caucus over whether to hike salaries for lawmakers and staff for the first time in a decade, multiple lawmakers confirmed.

At least 15 Democrats — mostly freshmen in competitive districts — had pushed to freeze pay after some Democratic and Republican leaders quietly agreed to the slight pay increase earlier this month.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) confirmed to POLITICO after the meeting that he “thinks” they would pull the bill so that Democrats can resolve the issue of congressional pay raises.

The issue flared up in the Democratic leadership meeting on Monday, where there was an intense discussions of whether to force members to go on the record about a pay raise, which some battleground Democrats believed would create a target on their back in 2020.

“Nobody wants to vote to give themselves a raise. There’s nothing good about that,” said Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), who attended Monday’s meeting.

The bill would have given them a pay raise of $4,500 a year. Which is like almost giving themselves an extra year of pay for the average American. All for losing their minds and holding constant hearings on Russia Russia Russia, especially after the Mueller report failure.

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4 Responses to “Bummer: Democrats Pull Bill To Raise Their Pay”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host mucks up the math:

    The bill would have given them a pay raise of $4,500 a year. Which is like almost giving themselves an extra year of pay for the average American.

    If you’d said an extra month of pay for the average American, you’d have been a lot closer to right. 2017 had an average annual salary of $48,251.57, or $4,020.96 per month.

  2. Harlan says:

    The thought that a.o.c. will now rcv. a lifetime pension, simply because some leftist group got her elected to Congress,(for what will certainly be only ONE term), burns my ass endlessly.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    Since most representatives and Senators are already wealthy, there is no reason to offer them a pension at all. On top of that, most of them seemed determined to die in office (McCain, Byrd, etc). Let’s propose a bill to end congressional pensions.

    • Kye says:

      Agreed, Professor. Perhaps we should pay them for one term then charge them $1 million a year thereafter. Nah, then they’ll just steal more to make up for it. I got it! After two terms we “abort” them!

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