House Dems to give up pay raise

The economy hit home in the House on Tuesday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling Democrats in a closed-door meeting that members will forgo their cost-of-living increases for the coming year.

A House Democratic leadership aide said the decision would force senators to forgo their raises as well.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) — a man of relatively modest means who usually advocates for congressional pay raises — told reporters that it would “not be appropriate” for members of Congress to accept a salary increase this year.

What about that $93,000 in petty cash? Was that appropriate?  Will we see that reduced any time soon?

I guess sympathy only goes so far.