Congressional pay raises should be tied with the annual increase of inflation and in sync with annual increase in the minimum wages. In the past 40 years, how much increases had our representatives received? Now, compare this to the minimum wage’s annual increase! The results would shock the average Americans because of the disparity between how much our elected officials had received in annual increases despite the Americans’ significant low approval ratings of our elected officials. Our elected officials are out employees, and we have no control over their compensations... self-serving elected officials.