Wednesday, September 18, 2013

U.S. Rep. Gingrey: 'Meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000 a year'

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM

"[Congressional aides] may be 33 years old now and not making a lot of money. But in a few years they can just go to K Street and make [$]500,000 a year. Meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000 a year."

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, has introduced the "No Special Treatment for Congress Act" in hopes of ending a law requiring congressional staff members to buy health insurance through Obamacare's exchange markets. In pushing for the change, which saves D.C. lawmakers and their employees, Gingrey said he had little sympathy for legislators or staffers benefiting from what he thinks is a special exemption. (via National Review)

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