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  • Rep. Hastings: At $174,000 Per Year, Congressmen Not ‘Paid Appropriately’

    06/16/2016 12:14:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says that people find it surprising that members of Congress are in “year nine without a cost of living increase” and House members who make $174,000 a year, are “deserving of being paid appropriately.” […] “Some substantial number of members of this body are multi-millionaires, a significant number of members of this body easily qualify to be in the middle-class or the upper-class — and there are some members here who are in the lower-class in our society,” Hastings said. […] According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth of a member of...
  • ‘A Sad State of Affairs’: Dem Rep Says Members of Congress Deserve a Raise (Alcee Hastings)

    05/19/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 19, 2015 11:16 am | (Fox and Friends)
    The one thing most Americans can agree on is that members of Congress do not need a pay raise. But that didn’t stop one Democrat lawmaker from stating his case. At a hearing regarding the 2016 Legislative Branch appropriations bill yesterday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that his salary of $174,000 a year simply isn’t enough to live on in Washington, D.C. […] Congress’ current approval rating is 19 percent. …
  • Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

    10/20/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 9:38 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still added jobs at a healthy pace, which usually pushes wages higher as employers compete for workers. A measure of hiring in...
  • Boston Council gives itself a 23 percent pay raise

    10/08/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo
    Boston City Council approved giving itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise on Wednesday, despite threats of a possible veto by Mayor Martin Walsh. The council voted 9-4 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500, a $20,000 increase, effective January 2016. […] Boston City Council salaries already exceed those in other New England cities; only Cambridge councilors, who earn $73,362, come close, according to a 2013 Boston city survey. …
  • Why you haven’t gotten a pay raise

    10/07/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/07/2014 | Catherine Rampell
    Why haven’t you gotten a raise? In the past few years, corporate profits have climbed ever higher. Legions of unemployed people are now finding gainful employment, with joblessness finally falling below 6 percent. Meanwhile, if you’re anything like the average American worker, your pay has been flat, just barely keeping pace with inflation. If you’re in the very middle of America’s income distribution, in fact, your overall household income is lower today than it was when the recession officially ended more than five years ago. This is all a bit of a puzzle. Usually unemployment declines go hand in hand...
  • Why Did This Union Oppose Higher Pay for Its Members?

    05/19/2014 12:58:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Few workers would turn down a raise. Union members, however, can have raises turned down on their behalf. Employees of a Pennsylvania grocery store learned this the hard way. Managers at the Giant Eagle grocery in Edinboro, Pa., wanted to reward hard work. So they boosted the wages of two dozen high-performing employees above their union rates. But United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 was not pleased. The union argued the pay increases violated their contract, took Giant Eagle to court and forced it to rescind the raises. Why did Local 23 oppose higher pay for its members? Because...
  • Md. Lawmakers To Get 15 Percent Pay Hike

    03/22/2014 2:44:57 PM PDT · by workerbee · 24 replies
    CBSBaltimore ^ | 3/22/14
    <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will receive a 15.7 percent pay raise over the next four years.</p> <p>Sources report that a salary commission recommended the increase, which will take effect automatically. A Republican resolution to stop the pay hikes is going nowhere.</p>
  • Report: JPMorgan set to give Dimon pay hike despite legal woes

    01/24/2014 9:06:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 24, 2014: 8:31 AM ET | Chris Isidore
    JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon is set to get a raise, even though the bank was forced to pay billions in fines and settlements last year. The New York Times reported that the board of JPMorgan Chase has approved the increase for 2013, although it did not give any details on the amount of the increase. […] Dimon, CEO and chairman, had his 2012 pay slashed by about half to $11.5 million after JPMorgan suffered estimated trading loss of nearly $6 billion during the year attributed to a London trader known as the London Whale. …
  • Obama Orders Pay Raise for Federal Employees

    12/28/2012 1:26:26 PM PST · by House Atreides · 122 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/28/2012 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
  • NBC gives Donald a Trump-sized raise to $160M

    06/22/2011 8:35:20 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2011 | JOSH KOSMAN and CLAIRE ATKINSON
    Playing the presidential card has paid off for Donald Trump. The real-estate mogul and reality-TV host -- who kept viewers and the NBC network guessing until the last minute whether he would make a serious run at the Oval Office -- got a sizeable pay raise to renew his contract to host "The Celebrity Apprentice" for another two years. NBC Universal, which was acquired by cable-TV giant Comcast this year, agreed to pay Trump and co-producer Mark Burnett an estimated $160 million over two years, according to sources familiar with the contract. Trump, who was in Scotland yesterday touting his...
  • Guess Who?

    02/13/2010 10:10:15 PM PST · by morgc · 8 replies · 361+ views
    Controversial Politics.com | 2/13/10 | ControversialPolitics.com
    Guess who is getting a pay raise? Who least deserves a pay raise? Obama is proposing that those who deserve it the least, federal employees should get a 1.4% pay increase while millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to pay taxes. Taxes that Obama is trying to increase. To further salt the wound for taxpayers, the Census Bureau reports that in 2009 Federal Employees earned on average 21% more than workers in the private sector, (ibid). The
  • America Needs a Take-Home Pay Raise

    07/29/2009 5:04:43 AM PDT · by trussell · 5 replies · 1,187+ views
    Newt Gingrich's weekly email | July 29, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
    America Needs a Take-Home Pay Raise by Newt Gingrich (more by this author) Posted 07/29/2009 ET It’s a frustration I hear all the time. With the mainstream media, Washington insiders and the so-called “experts” in elite universities all singing off the same leftwing song sheet, there is a desperate need for the facts and the arguments that support time honored American values and principles that lead to safety, prosperity and freedom. The Left can rely on the mainstream media to put out the spin it needs. Meanwhile, Americans are exposed to far fewer voices that explain why America has been...
  • Grants Pass City Workers Turn Down Pay Raises

    12/30/2008 5:13:37 PM PST · by AuntB · 63 replies · 792+ views
    KTVL News ^ | Dec. 30, 2008 | KTVL
    GRANTS PASS, Or. -- Even though the raises are in the budget, a group of Grants Pass city employees says higher salaries would be unseemly. Members of the Grants Pass Employee Association have told city officials they'll forgo 2.5 percent cost of living adjustments due with the new year. Association leaders say the members looked at the overall economy and the layoffs among major local employers and decided they didn't want their friends and neighbors to see them as grabbing money. The decision is expected to save the city at least $87,000. Assistant City Manager Laurel Samson said nearly 100...
  • Pelosi: "It's expensive in D.C." (Congress to give Congress a bailout)

    12/22/2008 1:08:40 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 42 replies · 1,560+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 12/22/08 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    San Francisco - In a statement given today to the SF Chronicle, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress deserves a bailout because of inordinate personal expenses involved with running the country. "Anyone who has spent any time in the Washington, D.C. area knows how expensive it is to live there. Most of us have to maintain two homes, one in our home district and one there. Why sometimes, as outrageous as it sounds, we have to be away from our families up to 8 hours a day. Compensation is required for this inconvenience. We feel honored to request a bailout...
  • WHAT?

    12/21/2008 8:03:55 AM PST · by andrew roman · 1 replies · 342+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 21 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    From the "You've got to be (expleteive) idding me" file ...The Congress of the United States of America, which (if you weren't aware) is controlled by Democrats, did precisely what any responsibly conscientious legislative body should do in the midst of a sweeping economic crisis ... they gave themselves a pay raise.Jordy Yager from The Hill writes: A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an...
  • Congress Gets a $2.5 Million Raise

    12/20/2008 10:18:53 AM PST · by AJKauf · 8 replies · 550+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 20 | Roger Kimball
    In the past, whenever I heard that Congress had voted itself a raise (Shh! Don’t spread the news around, Comrade!), I shrugged it off. “Nice work if you can get,” was my basic reaction. I did not think highly of members of Congress as a group–a preening bunch of socialistically-inclined bureaucrats, most of them, I thought–but they were necessary, as in a “necessary evil.” Somebody had to mind the wheels of gummint, and better they than I. Somehow it was different this time. The sotto voce announcement that Congress, after wagging their collective head over executive pay and perks, decided...
  • With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise.

    12/20/2008 10:20:54 AM PST · by Maxstake · 19 replies · 1,243+ views
    Leading The News ^ | 12/17/08 | Jordy yager
    Leading The News With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise By Jordy Yager Posted: 12/17/08 05:41 PM [ET] A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it. "As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they...
  • With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise

    12/19/2008 12:31:52 PM PST · by Sopater · 23 replies · 1,058+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/08 05:41 PM [ET] | Jordy Yager
    A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it. “As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they are quietly raiding the vault for their own personal gain,” said Daniel O’Connell, chairman of The Senior Citizens League...
  • Congress proves it’s recession-proof

    12/19/2008 5:19:11 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 25 replies · 1,114+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/19/08 | Howie Carr
    Will you be getting a pay raise next year? No, I didn’t think so. Well, guess who will be getting a little something extra in their direct deposits in a couple of weeks? The U.S. Congress - all 535 of those sticky-fingered windbags.
  • With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise

    12/17/2008 7:07:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 3,435+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/08 | Jordy Yager
    A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it. “As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they are quietly raiding the vault for their own personal gain,” said Daniel O’Connell, chairman of The Senior Citizens League...