NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
AOC and Rep. McCarthy Agree: Give Congress a Pay Raise
These worthless pricks refuse to protect internet freedom of speech or secure the border, but they eagerly want to line their pockets with our cold, hard cash.
(CNSNews.com) - Here's something some Republicans and Democrats agree on: giving themselves a pay raise.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had a "twofold" response on Tuesday when he was asked about a bill that would raise lawmakers' pay by $4,500 to $178,500, up from the current $174,000.
"I know when you talk [about] this subject, about a COLA, a cost of living increase, it does evoke an emotion -- kind of an implusive emotion," McCarthy told a news conference. "I think it's one that we should pause."
Socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) agrees that she and other lawmakers should get a pay raise.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, she wrote: "Voting against cost of living increases for members of Congress may sound nice, but doing so only increases pressure on them to keep dark money loopholes open. This makes campaign finance reform *harder.* ALL workers deserve cost of living increases, incl min wage "
She noted that this is not a "fun or politically popular position to take."