Re: “Murray says end automatic pay raises” (TNT, 2-17).
The “automatic pay raises” sound alarming until one does the math. Congressional salaries have risen from $133,600 to $174,000 over 13 years. This raise is less than 2.1 percent per year.
I am not saying that members of Congress don’t make plenty or that it isn’t a great idea for them to forgo raises. I am saying that The News Tribune shouldn’t run such alarming headlines when the news really isn’t news.