Dem Rep Says Congress Members Aren’t Paid Enough


Retiring Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) thinks he and his colleagues aren’t paid enough because the cost of living in the Washington, DC area is so high. Gee, who does he think made it that way?

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Rep. James P. Moran told CQ Roll Call.

“I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

Mr. Moran told the publication that some lawmakers live out of their offices while in the nation’s capital, or in “small little apartment units” that make it hard to spend time with their families. (Read More)

They earn $174,000 per year for part time work. But hey, under the new rules they can probably qualify for food stamps to make ends meet.