Top House Democrat: Members Of Congress Deserve A Pay Raise

Today, Democrat Minority Whip Steny Hoyer laughably argued that members of Congress deserve a pay increase. He claimed that the current salary “dictates the only people who can serve are the rich.” And the top Democrat on the Rules Committee, Alcee Hastings, said many members of his party support a raise but are “afraid to express themselves for fear of some backlash in their communities.”

Members of Congress already receive $174,000 each year, which is 235 percent more than the average family earned in 2013 ($51,939). Hoyer’s declared support for a pay raise shows how badly House Democrats are out of touch with the middle class in this country.

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