Pelosi was asked if she would take a pay cut if the budgets for her congressional offices are reduced as a result of the sequester.
“Why should people who work on Capitol Hill pay that price and be treated as members of Congress are? It’s a hard question to ask me because — most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families; a pay cut to me doesn’t mean as much,” said Pelosi on Thursday at the Capitol.
“I mean, I don’t think we should do it. I think we should respect the work we do. I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the jobs that we have rewarded. But, you know, this across-the-board cut, there’s an across-the-board cut. That’s just the way it is.”
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