June 27, 2007

IT’S NOT PAY FOR PERFORMANCE: “Despite record-low approval ratings, House lawmakers Wednesday voted to accept an approximately $4,400 pay raise that will increase their salaries to almost $170,000. . . . The pay raise would also apply to the vice president – who is president of the Senate – congressional leaders and Supreme Court justices.”

UPDATE: An alternative proposal from Keith Milby: “I propose we pay them say $2,000 multiplied by their average approval rating. So according to the Real Clear Politics average congressional ratings, which is currently 25% that would be approximately $50,000.”