House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the 2014 Congressional calendar this morning with a tweet:
In 2014, they are scheduled to work just 113 days of the entire year. Compared to 2012’s work schedule which consisted of 126 scheduled workdays, that’s a significant decrease.
“And for their lack of effort, federal lawmakers are afforded a very comfortable paycheck of $174,000 per year — or $3,346 per week, plus full benefits,” IVN contributor Wendy Innes reports in a comparison of Congress’ salaries to that of medium American workers.
Congress has only ever taken a pay cut twice in history, she continues: one in 1874 after the “Long Depression” and the other in 1932-1934 responding to the Great Depression.
Should Congress take a pay cut if they reduce the number of days they work next year?
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