Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Democratic Representative: Members Of Congress Are ‘Underpaid’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) complains in an interview with CQ Roll Call that members of Congress are very “underpaid.”

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” said Moran. “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.”

Members of Congress make $174,000 a year and have their travel and work-related expenses paid for by the American tax dollar. The members do often have to pay for two homes, with one in their district and one in Washington, D.C.

Moran says that some of his fellow members sleep in their offices or live in tiny apartments when they are working at the Capitol, and their current pay doesn’t allow them to “live decently in Washington.”

Moran might feel this way, but it’s unlikely that a majority of the American people do. Congress has hit their lowest approval ratings ever in the past year. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.7 percent with a widening inequality gap.

The average household income in Washington D.C. is $86,680, and though it is one of the highest in the U.S., it is well below $174,000.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Democratic Representative: Members Of Congress Are ‘Underpaid’”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.