Posts Tagged ‘US economy’


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Are Members of Congress Underpaid?


Monday April 21st, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:00am PDT   •   0 Comments

The current salary of a U.S. congressman is $174,000 a year, with party leaders in both houses bagging more. House Speaker John Boehner leads the pack with an annual salary of $223,500. The push is now on to increase congressional pay led by Rep. Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, who laments that members of Congress…
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Government and the “powerful, widespread and enduring” Great Recession


Friday February 8th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:06am PST   •   1 Comment

Americans are skeptical about the federal government’s ability to lead a recovery from the Great Recession, according to Diminished Lives and Futures: A Portrait of America in the Great-Recession Era, a national survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Those surveyed have good reason for that belief. Near…
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