Federal Judges Get a Bailout

The federal judges got their own financial bailout package. A judicial pay raise has been tucked into the proposed $14 billion bailout for U.S. automakers. This pay raise puts judicial salaries on a par with members of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apparently insisted that the judicial pay raise go into the automaker bailout package.

I’m fine with the raise. All of these judges are underpaid even with this raise. But sticking these riders on major pieces of legislation? We are just going about making laws the wrong way, right? Isn’t this the stuff the Democrats said they were going to stop?

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