When you overpay small people you frighten them. They know that their merits or activities entitle them to no such sums as they are receiving. As a result their boss soars out of economic into magic significance. He becomes a source of blessings rather than wages. Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), journalist
In case you missed it. The House of Representatives have voted to increase their salaries by $3,100 to $165,200 a year. Technically this was not a raise it was only a cost of living adjustment.
The vote was 263-152 to go forward with the increase.
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) said, “Now is not the time for members of Congress to be voting themselves a pay raise. We need to be willing to make sacrifices.”
Remember the sacrifice is worth it – when it’s someone else who has to sacrifice.