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A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it.
Personally, I have to agree with. I think they should forgo their regular retirement plan and be forced to go on social security. I am sure that once they see how the system really works and more importantly affects them, social security would be fixed in a heartbeat.