Norm Coleman can’t decide whether he deserves to give himself a raise or not.
His latest campaign commercial states that he supports a freeze on congressional salaries:
That sounds like something people would support in these economic times.
However, we were also in these economic times one month ago, when Senator Coleman stated
that he deserves a pay raise:
When a supporter suggested he should push Congress to take no pay increase or per diem increase for the next four years to show solidarity with struggling Americans, Coleman’s answer was qualified.
He said public servants, including members of Congress, deserve a reasonable pay raise, but not special treatment.
I wonder how many people in Minnesota – in these economic times – think $169,300 per year, plus a per diem, plus a generous pension is probably good enough for someone who describes himself as a “public servant?”
Additionally, why didn’t Norm balance the budget over the LAST five years? Why should we believe him THIS time?
Looks like Think Progress came to the same conclusion about Norm’s flip flopping on whether he personally deserves more taxpayer dollars.