Thursday, December 09, 2004

Kerry Absent More Than Not

Ok, I know that Senator Kerry was campaigning for presidency, which required him to be away from the Senate floor more often than not over the past year, but where I'm going to have a problem is if he receives his full salary for 2004. The law states that if a Senator is not present when Congress is in session, and he is not sick, then pay shall be deducted.

I, for one, will be interested in seeing his tax filings for 2004 when he releases them in a few months. Same for Edwards and anyone else who had any absenses from Congress.

This isn't about the Presidential Election.... This is about holding our lawmakers fiscally responsible. These are the same people who can give themselves a pay raise while the rest of the country is working on frozen salaries.