Hillary on Salary

Up in Washington, Senator Clinton announced her intentions to introduce legislation that would more closely link members of Congress to the fates of their poorest constituents. Hillary proposes that Congressional salary bumps should be matched in equivalent percentage amounts to increases in the minimum wage, which hasn’t been raised in about a decade.

If Clinton’s proposal proves successful, workers earning the current minimum of $5.15 an hour might actually want wealthy members of Congress to grant themselves raises similar to the 25 percent hike they got in 1991.

Everybody wins!

–Jason Horowitz

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