January 8, 2009 3:49PM

Does Congress Deserve a Pay Hike?

Richard Rahn suggests they do not:

Most of us would like to be in the position of voting for our own pay raises from an employer who has almost unlimited access to money . . . . Given that members of Congress were in a large part responsible for the current economic mess, it is hard to see how they can justify a raise . . . .

Well, at least three bills in the new 111th Congress would deny members a pay increase in fiscal 2010.

One of them should be attached to any big "stimulus" spending bill. But I imagine Congress is less interested in shows of rectitude from its own membership than from the business leaders it has bailed out.