Oh boy! Don't get me started! Congress should not only NOT get a pay raise, but the members should never be allowed to give themselves pay raises. Congress's approval rate has been at all time lows for several years now. In the civilian world such poor performance would result in termination of employment and certainly NOT a pay raise. Congress pay and benefits have created an elite ruling class very similar to Russia's politbureau. Congress is completely out of touch with how average Americans struggle every day. It is incredibly insulting to all citizens, especially those out of work, to see how Congress continually gives itself special treatment and highly elite benefits and pay. Congress has forgotten they are public servants and work FOR THE PEOPLE. Not the other way around. Jackasses.