Obama says US needs to cut costs, Then Raises Salaries of Government Employees

(BrightCitizen.com)  For all Barak Obama’s talk about the government’s need to be responsible, he doesn’t seem to think it matters when it comes to paying himself or his friends in government.

Barak signed an executive order raising salaries of members of congress last week to give more tax money to members of congress to take home.  News reports

Rank-and-file members of Congress would all see a $900 bump next year — up from $174,000. Congressional leaders will receive a slightly higher raise, with the House speaker receiving a $1,100 salary increase to $224,600. The top two Senate leaders will see pay rise $1,000, to $194,400.

Vice President Biden, meanwhile, will see his pay increase from $225,521 last year to $231,900 after his raise goes into effect March 27, 2013.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/31/obama-gives-congress-pay-raise/