Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.

“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.

Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    quote ( she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs )
    How dare she use a word like dignity , A lot of other words come to my mind when I hear her name as with all of her liberal two faced boldfaced liars she refers too a law makers what a crock.. I myself would not walk across a damn street to urinate in her ear if her brain was on fire little Mob queen .. Her daddy came to power on a smaller scale pretty much like Joe Kennedy did for his spawn.. They passed the laws back in the 60’s to allow the newer generations to be so dumbed down that now they are voting for the kool aid mixer’s who’s cups they are drinking from..
    This progressive scaliest liberal movement to gain control of this country has been 50 yrs and more in the making.. I’ve lived through it and watched it happen.. Do not say anything about them in D.C or you will either be labeled a racist or or hater .. Or will they have the Politically correct police banging on your door .I myself care not what I’m called hell call me what you will But you will never be calling me stupid or blind or dumbed down I was in High school when the brainwashing of the elementary kids started in the very early 60’s
    They will never pee on my head and make me think its raining..I know a socialist/Marxist / Progressive/ communist/ democrat when I see one..Pick a label any label they all apply to whats happening today in this country.

    1. Tom Young says:

      Thank you Roger. For once I am speechless.