Aw: Rep. Moran says Congress deserves a raise due to the fact they struggle to live on $174,000 a yr

**Written by Doug Powers

Just before we start off, just to set the mood about the hardship faced by some members of Congress, click “play” on the suitable background music:

That’s far more like it.

Tanking an economy and burying potential generations in crippling debt and can be challenging, thankless work, and Rep. Jim Moran (D-estitute) thinks it’s time Congress was appreciated for their efforts:

Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is taking up the lead to of underpaid members of Congress, saying their 6-figure salaries are inadequate to cover the value of living in Washington, D.C.

“I think that the American folks ought to know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran advised Roll Contact. “And you know, I understand that it is broadly felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the biggest financial entity in the globe, and a great deal of members cannot even afford to dwell decently when they’re at their job in Washington.”

The existing salary for a member of Congress is $ 174,000 a yr. Moran noted that members’ shell out has been frozen at that degree for the past 3 many years, and Congress strategies to lengthen a 4th 12 months.

Get out the tiny violins. Congressional spend has been frozen at $ 174,000 for 3 years, but what’s took place in the private sector?

When Moran announced his retirement, Terry McAuliffe named him “a voice for so many who are frequently left on the margins of our society.” Yeah, like Congress.

Taxpayers react to that increase request:

**Written by Doug Powers

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