Not only should the pay raises be blocked. It should be change that they don't get that same amount of money every year for the rest of their lives regardless if they serve two years or 20 years. We're lucky if you get a $.15 an hour raise once a year in any job today! I dare any congressman or senator to live off of $30,000 a year including a mortgage that was almost $1000 a month. And we do have educations it's because of all the jobs being outsourced to other countries in the Asian market.