Duncan rejects Congressional pay raise given by President


 Washington, DC—South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s recent executive order which resulted in a pay raise for Members of Congress:

 “The timing of President Obama’s executive order to raise salaries for Members of Congress and the Vice President shows how out of touch with reality the President is when it comes to spending. Congress doesn’t need a pay raise, and if given a raise I will return it. This executive order highlights the President’s serious lack of judgment when it comes to spending money. President Obama’s decision gives every American the right to question his judgment in managing our nation’s finances. Raising taxes will result in more government spending, not less debt for our children and grandchildren. I will not be fooled into believing that Washington intends to use tax increases to pay down the debt.”