Yesterday’s Washington Times is reporting that at the same time the House of Representatives was protesting bonuses given to corporate executives, they were quietly making arrangements to have their staff’s college loans repaid with taxpayer money. According to the article:
“The change, which took effect in May, means House employees earning up to $168,411, or the top level, are now eligible for government-funded subsidies to help pay down their student loans.
“House officials defend the change as a job-related benefit necessary to keep the government competitive in the hiring market – the same argument corporate chieftains used to defend their own pay scales.”
Let’s go back to the time when government did not feel entitled to tell people how much they could earn. If Congress wants to complain about bonuses paid in businesses, they should clean their own house first!