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Democrats to forgo their “PAY RAISE”

I was getting a little worried about Nancy Pelosi and some of her decisions of late. Well it looks like she may have finally redeemed herself at least for the time being. No I am not down on her, she just needs to make decisions that will support the President. Democrats are going to forgo their cost of living and maybe even their pay raises.

The economy hit home in the House on Tuesday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling Democrats in a closed-door meeting that members will forgo their cost-of-living increases for the coming year.

A House Democratic leadership aide said the decision would force senators to forgo their raises as well.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) — a man of relatively modest means who usually advocates for congressional pay raises — told reporters that it would “not be appropriate” for members of Congress to accept a salary increase this year.

The leadership’s move comes on the heels of President Barack Obama’s decision to freeze the salaries of top White House aides. And paradoxically, it may be popular with members; already, 107 House members have signed on to co-sponsor bills that would block the 2010 raise.

Excellent! any comments from the Conservatives, Republicans! chirp chirp chirp chirp


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