Congresscriminal sez House pay is chickenfeed cuz he could really be makin scrilla as a lobbyist
Full disclosure: I live in DC on just over 10% of what a congresscritter makes. Color me irate.
Moran has some Deep Thoughts about how to shower more coin on the Do Nothing Congress he is a part of. Perhaps, he mused, it could be pegged to what other federal employees make? Great plan, Moran, except that the average salary of a federal worker is about 45% of what your lazy lot already make.
>>The Office of Personnel Management reported that as of September 2012, the average salary for a full-time, permanent, non-seasonal position was $78,467. The comparable figure for December 2010 was $76,701.
>>The median salary — the point at which half are above and half are below — is now $74,714, up from $69,550 in 2010.
We are down with this. Here you go, James Moran. We’ll drop your salary down to $78K, just like a federal worker, and then you can get the regular raises they get, which happen about every completely whimsical time Congress does not cockblock their raises. Why, you’ll be back up to $174,000 in no time at all, and by “no time” we mean literally never.
Of course it’s not as if most of them were not already millionaires with a legal entitlement to insider trading.
Hat Tip: Wonkette Further links to Talking Points Memo and Roll Call.