The District (of Columbia) mayor would receive a 32 percent raise, from $152,000 to $200,000 a year, under emergency legislation likely to go before the D.C. Council today.Why is this being done through "emergency legislation"?
Now, I've asked for raises before, but I've never tried that one — “but, boss, it’s an emergency.”
Methinks this is the way to fast-track a big raise through the Council. By the way, the raise automatically includes a raise for the D.C. Council chair, which will probably help ensure passage.
Whether they are D's or R's, politicians are like small children — you have to keep them under constant supervision.