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America’s Top Lawmakers Are Underpaid and Cannot Afford To Live in Washington DC — They Want Your Money For A Pay Raise for Themselves

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JIM MORAN

FILE – This Dec. 16, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran Democratic Moran is retiring from Congress. The 68-year Moran, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., who was first elected in 1990, has been a staunch supporter of federal civilian employees who have a heavy presence in his district. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.

Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds member’s $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee.

“I think the American people should know that the…

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Delaware judge excuses wealthy child-rapist from prison because “he would not fare well”

A member of a billionaire family who received a felony for raping a child is dodging prison time because a judge says “he would not fare well” behind bars. The judge’s preferential treatment exposes a glaring crack in the justice system.

Robert H. Richards IV admitted to both molesting his infant son and raping his daughter between the ages of 3-5. He ultimately plead guilty to a single count of fourth-degree rape in a deal struck with prosecutors. Richards is legally a rapist and is listed on the sex-offender registry.

He also happens to be fabulously wealthy, and apparently impervious to punishment. His family owns the du Pont chemical company and has a net worth in the billions. Richards is heir to the du Pont fortune. When not sexually-abusing innocent children, Richards lives in a multi-million dollar mansion, surviving off of the wealth amassed by his forebearers.

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