In what is undoubtedly an underreported story, Congressional Republicans oppose the cost of living increase that would add 4500.00 dollars a year to their salary.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday morning that Republican lawmakers don’t back the 2.6 percent cost-of-living-adjustment, worth roughly $4,500 annually, according to several sources.
Mitch McConnell indicated that he wasn’t going to propose a pay raise in the Senate. That was in late June.
In early June, when the news broke about a pay hike, I suggested a pay cut.
Want to earn a real living, go back to the private sector, and get a job that creates something. That adds value, instead of draining the life out of it. You can keep your 401K or roll it into one at your new job – or maybe it’s your old job. Because when you can’t get rich in government, you serve the public interest instead of the State’s interest.
I should note that there is support for the increase on the right just not in significant enough numbers. The caucus opposes it. There are a few Democrats who oppose it. But overall it is the Left that seeks to pad their already generous salaries with a few dollars more.
Meaning fewer for you.
They are not worth it.
So, the package to fund Congress (unless I missed something) is in limbo until the next round of politically opportune moments when they think they could sneak it through. I have no idea if President Trump would sign or veto a pay raise, but it will never go to his desk as a clean bill without a mountain of other appropriations to protect it.