Speaking in the context of the sequester cuts that would have a measly effect on Congressional pay, Nancy Pelosi said that even though a pay cut wouldn’t effect her as much as it would others, she is still opposed to the idea:
”I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do. I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”
Politicians talk an awful lot about shared sacrifice and “fair share.” But they don’t want to be the ones sharing any sacrifice or giving up their fair share.
Pelosi’s opposed to doing the same thing to herself that she is in favor of doing to every American citizen. She thinks a congressional pay cut would make her office less “dignified.” I suppose she would argue that a citizen pay cut in the form of higher taxes would accentuate the dignity of those jobs. She would talk about how wonderful our jobs were and how great it was that we were all willing to sacrifice our income for the betterment of society later. Continue Reading