“There has to be a visible gesture that people can immediately relate to,” said Pete Sepp, the executive vice president of the conservative National Taxpayers Union.
“And cutting pay would be one of the best symbols, because unlike virtually anything else the federal government does, when Congress spends money on its own salaries and benefits, people can make a direct comparison to their own situation,” Sepp said.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Push is on to reduce Congressional salaries
When Billy Long and Vicky Hartzler join the U. S. House of Representatives, they may already be facing a paycut. The Hill reports that Congressional leaders are under pressure to show they mean business in dealing with the nation's fiscal problems by cutting their own salaries: