Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Not the Usual Politician: One of the Reasons I Love Russ Feingold

Democrats are renewing their vow to impede the annual congressional pay raise until the minimum wage is increased, but their options for a successful block during the lame-duck session likely depend on the outcome of the Nov. 7 midterm election.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), who only agrees to accept pay raises after he is newly reelected, is proceeding with his plans to force a vote on the issue. “As I have done in the past, I will look for every opportunity to make senators vote on raising their own pay, and I will support any other efforts that will accomplish the same thing,” Feingold said through a spokesman.

Feingold’s bid to hold down member salaries saw surprising success last year, when senators agreed to forfeit their raises as a symbolic gesture after Hurricane Katrina, but the pay-raise block was stripped during conference talks.

All I've got to say is:

Read the entire article at The Hill.


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12:17 AM  

Yeah, Congressional salaries should be held at bay. They already get an unbelievable pension, the envy of the world. Maybe Feingold will realize that. Hope so.

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