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Here’s why Congress deserves a pay raise — yes, a raise!

Here’s why Congress deserves a pay raise — yes, a raise!

Followers of the business and political career of Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) know that the multimillionaire can be counted on constantly to plumb new depths of cynicism. That’s the context against which a proposal he introduced this week to cut congressional pay should be viewed.

Scott’s proposal, introduced with Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), is to eliminate congressional pensions. As Scott put it in a tweet Tuesday, “Americans shouldn't have to foot the bill for generous salaries and pensions for members of Congress.” He said his bill would help “to make DC work for all...

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