• @TehBamskiOP
      12 months ago

      Would that be a median salary of their state or the country?

      “Real median household income was $74,580 in 2022…” FYI ‘Real’ in this context means after adjustment for inflation. Senators and House Representatives are given a $174,000 salary. The percentage difference between $174,000 and $74,580 is approximately 133.4%. In other words, $174,000 is about 133.4% higher than $74,580.

      Ultimately, it would be Congress to determine (since they hold the “country’s purse strings,”) how much salary they are paid. The US president has the final say if it passes or doesn’t.