Dems find cojones

News & Politics

Without much ado, congress voted itself a $3300 pay raise scheduled to take effect on the first of January. Happy New Year Congress!

Ample reward for debating flag burning and discrimination against gays, I'm sure you'll agree.

But the Dems, as commenter ABetterFuture noted on the earlier Rush Limbaugh/viagra post, have "finally grown some cojones," promising to block the congressional pay raise until the minimum wage is increased.

Despite the fact that, as Steve Benen comments, "This makes so much political sense, it's astounding it took this long," the fact is, it has happened, and that's a good thing.

Members of congress earn $165,200 per year and have seen their wages rise $31,600 since 1996. What's the significance of 1996? That's when American workers received their last raise.

Shameful. (Carpetbagger)

--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by