Congress Gets a Raise

| Wed Jun. 14, 2006 1:00 PM EDT

The House quickly voted to give itself a $3,300 pay raise yesterday, so that congressional salaries could keep up with the rising cost of living. No word on whether a new minimum wage bill—which would slowly raise the wage floor from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour (which is still far, far below living wage levels) by 2009—will also pass. No sense in rushing that, after all.