Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) is fighting pressure to agree to a pay cut for members of Congress, instead complaining that the $174,000 annual salary was already frozen.
On Monday, Terry’s Democratic challenger, State Sen. Brad Ashford, proposed that congressional salaries be cut 10 percent and promised to do so unilaterally if elected. Terry, in response, took umbrage at the notion that congressmen are overpaid.
“What he’s not telling you is that Congress hasn’t had a cost of living increase since 2008, when I led the charge for a freeze,” Terry told KMTV.
I say we raise his pay to $15/hour. Also, he needs to keep a time card from now on.
Piss test him, too, he shouldn’t be receiving government benefits if he’s blowing them on crack.