Give Congress a big fat raise

  • Article by: Daniel Schuman , Slate
  • Updated: April 2, 2013 - 1:52 PM

Americans loathe Congress. Cockroaches, traffic jams and colonoscopies have higher favorability ratings. Important decisions are endlessly delayed because of petty bickering and political posturing. Congress’ biggest accomplishments these days are government shutdowns and a costly budget sequestration - precisely when the U.S. economy is struggling to rebound.

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