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Dems find cojones

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)

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