04.07.2014 0

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy gives powerful response to the notion that Congress is “underpaid”

By Tom Toth

Last week, Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) stood in front of a microphone and said “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” arguing that Representatives can’t “live decently” on their annual salary of $174,000.

At a time when Congress represents a United States with 15 percent poverty rate and a median household income of $51,017, a Representative – making more than triple the median household income – complaining that the American people don’t understand that his standard of living isn’t up to his grandiose standards comes across as at of touch, at best.

South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, appearing of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren show, responded to Moran’s complaints by pointing out that Congress is, if anything, “grossly compensated.”

“The notion that you can make $174,000 in this country and be underpaid is laughable. We are better off than 99.9% of the people that we claim to work for.”

Watch the full video of Gowdy’s response here:

h/t: The Blaze

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