Friday, July 29, 2011

Shared Sacrifice: How About Reducing Congressional Salaries?

By Tina Korbe
July 29, 2011

For all their hard work to attempt to solve the debt crisis, members of Congress receive pay of 3.4 times the average American worker, according to a new study by Our Generation and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance.

The study also found members of U.S. Congress are among the highest-paid legislators in the world. On average, legislators in other parts of the developed world receive salaries equal to 2.3 times the average wage.

So, how much is 3.4 times the average American worker’s pay? Try $174,000. But a high salary is not the only perk of the job. From the study summary:

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