Reflecting the bountiful harvest that was 2008, Congress has given themselves a raise.
To be fair, they didn’t vote to give themselves a raise; the raise was automatic. Years ago Congress approved a bill that gave them an automatic raise every year. So, they would have to actually vote to suspend their yearly raise. Wait, did I say to be fair? Fair? Fuck fair, these bastards are steering the ship straight into the vortex and they’re giving themselves a raise! They just handed over more than a trillion tax payer dollars to international banking conglomorates and rich bankers with golden parachutes! Campaign donations anyone? “Fuck it, lets just give ourselves a raise.” Anyone ready to form a lynch mob?