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Moran: Members of Congress are underpaid

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) thinks members of Congress are underpaid, and barely make enough to get by in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Moran made the remarks in an interview with CQ Roll Call and says he plans on introducing an amendment to to bring to light just how bad it is in his mind.

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran said. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

Later in the interview, Moran said those in Congress barely make enough to live decently in the nation’s capital, citing how their pay has been frozen the past couple of years.

“Our pay has been frozen for three years and we’re planning on freezing it a fourth year. … A lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington.”

Members of the House of Representatives, which Moran is a part of, make $174,000 per year. This is also the first time in history a majority of those in Congress are millionaires.

Rep. Moran announced he’s retiring from Congress earlier this year.

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  • CatotheElder

    see pay for army enlisted FIGHTING in Afghanistan

    • Jasmine

      Where, Cato?

  • VABrit

    Why doesn’t he tell us how much he makes “on the side” with all the cronyism in DC.

    • Edward E

      If EVERY & ONLY Black countries in 1965 opened their borders and let
      hundreds of millions of non-Blacks into their countries, then people in
      government/media force assimilated these non-Blacks into the Black
      population, and then 90 years later, Blacks are expected to be
      minorities in those countries; that’s not done by accident.

      It’s obviously a plan to wipe out the Black race. AKA GENOCIDE

      This is what’s being done to my people, White people. It IS genocide.

      Anti-racist is a code for anti-White

  • Rain Water Systems

    Get a rope.

  • Hill Staffer

    Tell that to your staff assistants and interns.

  • tsandco

    Moran = Moron

    • bill WATCHMAN


  • rjm2238

    Yeah, they are so poor, if that is the case how do you explain the fact that after being office for just a couple of years they are all millioniares. I guess the payoffs, bag money and backroom deals being all tax free really helps, doesn’t it, you pack of thieves.
    Rich in New Mexico.

  • Danvil

    This toad couldn’t make $15,000 in the private sector, because he’s noting but a blow hard. Maybe he could get a job picking up puke, garbage, condoms, offal and then eating it all on youtube and get 50, “likes”. He’s a pathetic old hack and bully. His son is a crook, just like the old man. No one forces these losers to stay in politics, so quit you old fart and find out what the real world is like.

  • bill WATCHMAN

    Jim Moran

    AKA James Patrick Moran, Jr.

    Born: 16-May-1945
    Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

    Gender: Male
    Religion: Roman Catholic <—– 666
    Race or Ethnicity: White
    Sexual orientation: Straight
    Occupation: Politician <—– SMOKESCREEN
    Party Affiliation: Democratic <—– SMOKESCREEN

    • bill WATCHMAN

      Psalm 64:5 They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask.

      devise injustices, saying, “We are ready with a well-conceived plot”;
      For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.…

      • Jasmine

        Bill, you just negated everything conservatives use as well-founded logic by your escapades into things most people will scoff at when they read your first post. Way to go (not)…

  • bill WATCHMAN

    Proverbs 26:26 While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.

  • bill WATCHMAN

    Acts 8:22 REPENT of this WICKEDNESS and PRAY to YAHUVEH the Lord in the.
    hope that he may FORGIVE YOU for having.


    NAsatan official deceit.

    *******NASA – Beyond 2012: Why the World Didn’t End.
    ww w nasa.g ov/2012/.

    to Nibiru/Planet X/Eris: Obviously, IT DOES NOT EXIST. Eris is real,
    but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer.
    solar system;******

    and I quote from nasa. gov

    Q: Is
    there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is.
    approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread.

    A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an.
    Internet hoax. There is NO FACTUAL BASIS for these claims. If Nibiru
    or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in.

  • Jasmine

    Rep Moran, need I say, is a Maroon (in the best Bugs Bunny voice)? He is the perfect example of someone who has underperformed at EVERYTHING in his ‘career’ as a trough-feeder in Congress. Yes, Congress is ‘only’ getting $174,000, and that is about 3 times more than they have proven to be worth. It is time for people to raise their voices and shout out your disgust at these elites and their corrupt lives in D.C.

  • Ralph

    Moran is a moron! He is taking his loot and running. All pay and retirement benefits should be retroactive especially for this MORON. Where possible take it all away from HIM!