Elizabeth Warren Believes WHAT?

(DailyEmailNews.com) – In a baffling admission that the left is only legislating for the financial benefits it provides, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has advocated for increasing federal lawmakers’ salaries so they can keep up with other wealthier Congressmembers.

In a discussion with Business Insider, Warren discussed what she sees as challenges faced by members of Congress, particularly the need to have dual residences – one in their home state or district and another in Washington D.C.

Warren talked about the importance of being practical about the financial demands of attracting and retaining top talent in government positions.

She stated, “I understand that no one wants to waste taxpayer dollars, but Congress needs to be more realistic about what it takes to attract the top people to public service across the board, and how to keep them engaged throughout their careers.”

Currently, members of Congress earn an annual salary of $174,000, a figure significantly higher than the average American income of $59,428 in 2023, as reported by Forbes.

Many Americans perceive politicians unfavorably, so raising congressional pay remains a thorny issue. Given the high cost of living and stagnant minimum wages, Americans will most likely object to legislators awarding themselves increased compensation.

According to a 2019 Forbes estimate, Senator Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, have a combined net worth of approximately $12 million. Warren said that without making congressional roles financially viable, only extremely wealthy individuals would be interested in running for office.

“Everyone working in government should be paid more: members of Congress and their staffs. Congress should not be the plaything of multimillionaires and billionaires who’ve already secured their fortunes and don’t care about earning a living to support their families,” Warren argued.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, has similarly criticized the financial barriers stopping working-class individuals from pursuing congressional roles.

On the Republican side, Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina echoed a similar sentiment in a recent interview with the Dispatch. He argued for a pay increase to attract “credible people to run for office,” noting that most members of Congress do not possess substantial wealth.

McHenry also highlighted that key figures in the judiciary and executive branches receive higher compensation than those in the legislative branch.