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Senators Get $4,700 Raise, Give Us the Runaround

1/29/2009 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Must be nice to not even need your salary -- because when we asked one senator in D.C. yesterday if Congress should have accepted a $4,700 pay raise per member in a failing economy, he defended himself by saying he donates his entire salary to the community anyway.

Senators Lugar & Corker: Click to watch
Both Senator Bob Corker (R) of Tennessee and Senator Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana played dodgeball with the same question ... and each answered exactly how you'd expect a true politician to respond.

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janet steadman    

I think it is a traverse to think that our representatives are accepting a paid raise, when in the last 2 years they cannot give the seniors any raises, when some of them that is all they are getting and they keep raising medicare also.

1446 days ago
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John    

As bad as they hammered Gm here they are sucking up raises . has our pay gone up NO ! but everything else has and we continue to fall . They just don't care and they don't have to

1383 days ago
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