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Controversy erupts in Argentina as lawmakers vote to double their salaries

Monday, February 13th 2012 - 19:57 UTC
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A controversy has erupted in Argentina following lawmakers vote to double their congressional income while the federal government is cutting on subsidies and expenditure and has suggested ‘salary moderation’ for the coming round of negotiations with a roof of 20%. Read full article

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  • ElaineB

    This will help curb inflation. : )

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Just like miserable gutless politicians everywhere This decision shoould if possible be vetoed by the executive.Even if 75,000 euro a year isnt huge its the scale of the rise that is outragous.

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I agree. I presume they all have other incomes?

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Some no doubt have.If FPV want to control.salary rises this is not a good example.

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    How socialist? How National Socialist :-)

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    dont mention malvinas,

    Feb 13th, 2012 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    I am so pleased by this news! In the meantime, my retirement pay has gone up 10.5% in 10 years. Way to go, politicions!!

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Wow, another quasi-socialist South American country where the political class are lining their pockets with riches and the plebs are really really poor.

    If observing this, I think Karl Marx would probably say, 'ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS'.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Is anybody really surprised by this? NO? I didn't think so.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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