Letter: Congress should also take pay cut
To the editor:
Whatever pain the American public has to endure as a result of sequestration, I can tell you one group whose financial well-being will not be affected: our congressional representatives.
When they fashioned this legislation, deliberately making it a “nuclear option” in its severity, they specifically exempted themselves from its effects. So, while many of us will be forced to endure cuts in pay, unpaid furloughs, reduction in services from airport security to border security to law enforcement to educating our kids, Congress will be sitting pretty.
Can this be fair? Our senators and representatives work for us. Shouldn’t we demand that they subject themselves to the same 10 percent pay cut mandated by the sequester? Maybe this would force them to act like adults and do their job.