It appears after a year of hard work and pleasing, well, no one, Congress has deemed itself worthy of a raise.
What’s wrong with this picture? Several things, actually.
One, who gets to decide on their own pay raises? That just doesn’t seem right.
Two, if your job performance rating ever dips to 14%, I don’t think a raise is in the cards that year.
And three, Congress doesn’t actually have to vote themselves a raise. It just happens automatically. They have to vote to stop the raise. This is why it always makes me laugh to see Congress lecturing businesses on not being wise with money.
I’ve decided I will never vote for an incumbent in a congressional race again. Eventually maybe we’ll get someone in there who has some modicum of common sense. I’m increasingly reminded that all things man made, even our great system of government, are prone to massive errors.