In the comments to that post, (P)rick asked a good question
Exactly how much has the congressional salary INCREASED since the last time the minimum wage was raised.Terry of Thinking Rocks kindly tracked down the answer for us
Congressional salary, 1996 (the last time minimum wage was raised): $133,600As Terry said "Assholes is too small a word."
Congressional salary, today: $165,200
Total congressional raise since last raise to minimum wage: $31,600
That's right - since the last time congress has voted to raise the minimum wage, they have voted themselves raises that total almost 3 times the entire salary of a person working for minimum wage.