Rep. Scott Rigell made a big show returning a portion of his congressional salary to “help pay down the National Debt”.
His circus act consists of his returning 15% of his $174,000 salary, which consists of just over $26,000. Now, if Rigell, in the top 50 of the richest members of Congress, REALLY wanted to do something about the debt, he would vote to repeal the “Bush Tax Cuts”.
Based on his estimated worth of $10.69 Million (which could be as high as $44 Million), he could pay into the Treasury approximately $ 491,700-quite a bit more.
So, instead of any meaningful action, Rigell pulls a stunt like this.