January 30, 2007 11:24 AM
Senate Refuses to Give House Another Lump of Coal
To the utter shock of no one, Senate Republicans are holding up the minimum wage bill until they can shove a couple tax cuts into it. In return, apparently, the Democrats are blocking the annual congressional pay raise.
Mr. Blunt and others said the raises were crucial for members of Congress who are not independently wealthy and must operate two households on the current $165,200 salary. The annual raise for this year was set at 1.7 percent, about $2,760.
All three non-wealthy members would've protested the decision, but the red line is fucked today and they couldn't afford a cab.