You may have heard the news that members of Congress have given themselves a 21% raise this year. You may have also seen the "fact checks" by the mainstream media, which argue that, actually, Congress voted to increase their office budgets, not their salaries.
It's true that the yearly salary for our members of Congress is still $174,000 (which is over twice as high, by the way, as the average American income). It's also true that the most recent spending bill included a 21% increase in the "Members Representational Allowance," a budget that allows every House member to hire and pay legislative staff and manage other official expenses.
But if you think that members of Congress won't still benefit from this 21% pay raise, you're kidding yourself. Every member of Congress now has 21% more taxpayer money to hire deep state operatives to pursue their radical agendas. They have 21% more money to spend on travel and travel expenses, fancy hotels, and first-class airplane tickets. They have 21% more money to spend on office decorations, the latest technologies, and lavish restaurant food.
Members of Congress didn't vote to raise their salaries because they knew that would be politically disastrous. As Americans struggle to pay for basic necessities, even swamp monsters were smart enough to realize that it would look bad to give themselves a direct raise.
Instead, as per the usual strategy in Washington, they tried to hide their pay raises by increasing their "office budgets." They'll still benefit from this added money, and the American taxpayers will be left holding the bill.
It's time to take Congress down a notch. An Article V Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments that force Congress to be fiscally responsible, balance the budget, and use generally accepted accounting principles.
The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake. We need to compel Congress to stop wasting our money and increasing the national debt, and we can do it with a Convention of States.