Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Add this Factoid to the Taxing Logic

According to today's top story at Stateline.org:
Legislators in Alabama, New Hampshire and Texas are paid the same today as when Gerald Ford was president in 1975.

Before you judge that as "just about right," look at the yearly legislator incomes:

  • Alabama -- $1,050
  • New Hampshire -- $100
  • Texas -- $7,200
I'm not advocating paying legislators exorbitant incomes, but my gosh, those levels won't exactly attract the cream of the crop, will they? No cost of living increase since the mid-70s?

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