Lawmakers Try to Pay Down the National Debt, $200 at a Time

On his first day in the House of Representatives in 2007, Rep. Timothy Walz, D-Minn., sat down with his wife and staff and decided to return a portion of his congressional salary to the United States in an effort to reduce the public debt. Walz, of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, is among a handful of congressmen who have chosen to freeze their salaries and donate the rest to the deficit. "It's a token measure, but it's something I can do," he said. How small a token? Walz chose to keep...Full Story
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