Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teague Mimics Kokesh, Comes Up Short

US Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM) announced last week he is cosponsoring a bill which would cut Congressional salaries by 5%. Months earlier, NM-3 Republican candidate Adam Kokesh challenged his fellow Republicans to take a much larger cut in pay, closer to 70%. "It's unthinkable that representatives get paid three times as much as the average American," says Kokesh. "In times like these, we need to show the American people some humility. Once I am elected, I will introduce legislation to cap Congressional salaries at the national average income." Kokesh is pleased to see lawmakers following his lead on this issue. Over 4,000 people have joined the Facebook group he started called "I Want to Give Congress a Pay Cut." US Rep. Ben Luján (D-NM) has not yet cosponsored the pay cut legislation...Press Release

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