* * * “There are apparently members of Congress who just sort of get by. And it’s a fact that in this modern era, Congress
If we can't reform our system, we at least need to communicate to baby boomers that they need to stay at their decently-paying jobs at least another decade, rather than "retiring" and ending up taking part-time, benefit-less minimum-wage jobs to try to make ends meet.
The rest of the North Dakota congressional delegation -- Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) -- plan to
So, if a party really wants to win the '14 elections so that they can get the unemployment rates down to ~4 percent, they will prove it to voters by agreeing upfront to a shared sacrifice. How does one do that? Simple. Peg congressional salaries to the unemployment rate.
What would you say if I told you the federal government is spending at least $800 million dollars on something you don't like or want? It's happening. Year after year and the actual figure is probably closer to $1 billion dollars annually.
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that President Barack Obama planned to return 5 percent
Hinojosa’s annual congressional salary is $174,000. His debt stood in stark contrast to the wealth of some 249 members Congress
"Members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
It pays pretty well to legislate in Washington. Members of Congress, both senators and representatives, now make $174,000
Boustany is running against fellow Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry for a redrawn congressional district. Landry, who
You can argue tax policy until you're blue in the face, as well as income inequality. But the first steps in the development of a government besides finding an even-handed way it can govern fairly, is to govern itself without greed, corruption and selfishness.
The winner of the Most Impressive Democrat of the Week this week is Gabrielle Giffords for writing to the "supercommittee" and suggesting the idea that if Congress wants to cut spending, why not cut the pay for House and Senate members?
Dear Members of Congress: You pay yourselves a whopping $174,000 per year, and healthcare and nice cushy pensions. Sorry, girls and boys, but we cannot afford it anymore.
I am a carpenter, a small-business owner, and a taxpayer. That being the case, I am your boss. As your boss, I expect more for the money you are receiving.
Together, the Sunlight Foundation's three databases of this internal congressional spending -- prepared in coordination with
"Families across the country are getting by on lower wages and finding ways to cut back during the downturn, and these are
14 of the 26 non-voting members are lameducks who seem less interested in saving anything except their fat paychecks.