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Friday, January 09, 2004 / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Congress helps itself to another pay raise: "Congress is notorious for procrastination, and the tally of unfinished business on Capitol Hill is a long one. But no one can accuse the legislative branch of dragging its heels when it comes to congressional pay. Appropriations bills may gather dust, judicial nominations may languish, but members of Congress are johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to their own salaries. The most recet raise is only the latest in an ongoing series:"

"[S]ix raises totaling $24,500 since January 1998. And why does Congress feel it deserves them? That's hard to answer. Congress isn't talking."

No vote, no responsibility. Just an automatic pay raise every year, whether they have done anything or not. It is immoral and dishonorable.
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