I'd like to take a minute to congratulate Congress on the recent pay raise they gave themselves. Woop woop!
In 2008, they will receive $4,100 more than they made in 2007, bringing their salaries to a total of $169,300.
Since Congress recently raised the federal minimum wage for hardworking low-income persons to $5.85/hour, they were likely reminded that they, hardworking public servants struggling to get by, were due for a raise as well. Adding to the necessity of the pay raise is the fact that a whopping 25% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.