New boss, same as the old boss

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had a chance to prove she was an advocate of change by moving to dump this year’s pay raise for members of Congress.

Instead, she backed a plan to skip next year’s pay raise.

Pelosi dodges chance to end automatic pay raisesCongress’ automatic pay raises are in little immediate danger of being scrapped for good, even with the economy slumping and millions of Americans unemployed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday would not commit to holding a vote on a bill to do away with the annual cost-of-living increases. She pointed out that Congress recognized the economic crisis by voting this week to skip next year’s raise…. [Political news from The Associated Press]