Tactics and Substance in U.S. Elections GoogleNews: congressional.election

June 28, 2006

by V

I can get behind this - Reid blocks Congressional pay raises

Dems vow to block pay raises until minimum wage increased [The Carpetbagger Report]
[CNN: Reid refused to spell out exactly how he will block a $3,300 pay raise scheduled for January 1 for members of Congress, who currently earn $165,200 annually. He said with 40 Senate Democrats backing the maneuver, "We can stop anything they (Republicans) try to do with a congressional pay raise."]

This makes so much political sense, it's astounding it took this long. The public strongly supports an increase to the minimum wage and strongly opposes lawmakers giving themselves a raise.

... For Dems, it's a winner: it's not only the right policy for working families and the economy, but it's also the right political stand on two issues that matter to voters. Dems can be a little slow sometimes, but they usually manage to get it right eventually�
I would agree with the first half of that last sentence.. I'm still waiting for them to getting more things 'right eventually'.
Posted by V at June 28, 2006 8:20 AM

Tie Congressional pay raises to raises for minimum wage, & you'll soon see the minimum wage somewhere around $14-15....

Posted by: Leper Messiah at July 1, 2006 9:25 PM

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