FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2011
CONTACT: Katie Martin
Phoenix, Arizona - U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon is outraged by news that Congress and President Obama are unwilling to live in the real world and do right by the American people.Last week, the Super Committee failed to reach an agreement over cutting $1.2 trillion dollars in an effort to keep the country from the automatic $1.2 trillion in across the board cuts. While many programs like the defense department are on the chopping block, salary cuts for Members of Congress and the President are missing from the equation.
Cardon who is a conservative Constitutionalist understands that the 27th Amendment prevents members from changing their own pay within a single Congress but also highlights that these cuts do not take effect until FY2013 which allows members the ability to take a stand and adjust their salaries moving forward.
“While many Americans are dealing with record high unemployment and struggling to make ends meet, Congress and President Obama have shown they are not willing to take a pay cut like so many in this country have been forced to do,” said Cardon. “This is another example of how out of touch Washington is with reality. I urge all Members of Congress and the President to do what is right and cut their own salary instead of once again burdening the American people with their inefficiencies. It is a complete and utter disgrace to our nation that these people have to be asked to take the decent route. This country is facing a critical time and our representatives in Washington need to be working for the people instead of themselves.”