As if Congressmen don’t already make $100,ooo more than the average American, Republican representative Jason Chaffetz would like you to pay each member of congress an additional $30,000 per year for housing.
$2,500 a month comes out to $30,000 a year. That would bring the annual Congressional salary, which is $174,000, to over $200,000. It would also cost taxpayers “roughly $16 million a year for all 535 members” of Congress, The Hill reports.
Washington, D.C., is indeed among America’s costliest places to live, GOBankingRates finds, though it does not rank among the top 10 most expensive cities in the world. Housing there is 134.6 percent more expensive than the national average, transportation is 4.3 percent more expensive, and groceries are 17.4 percent more expensive.
Sorry, Chaffetz. Republicans have been passing legislation for their own interests for far too long. The last thing they need is to be paid more as to have an incentive to carry on with their corrupt behavior.