• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1906-12-16
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled, "Temptation Resisted", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on December 16, 1906, shows Uncle Sam laughing as members of Congress circle a hat on the floor marked, "Pay Increase", each not wanting to be the first to grab for it and appear the greedy one to his constituents. Raising congressional salaries was a ticklish issue for members of Congress. They were reluctant to face the w... more
    This illustration entitled, "Temptation Resisted", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on December 16, 1906, shows Uncle Sam laughing as members of Congress circle a hat on the floor marked, "Pay Increase", each not wanting to be the first to grab for it and appear the greedy one to his constituents. Raising congressional salaries was a ticklish issue for members of Congress. They were reluctant to face the wrath of their constituents by seeming too greedy, yet many felt that an increase was needed. A proposal for a 50 percent increase did not settle any nerves. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's Uncle Sam chuckles "Ha, ha! Same old game!" as anxious members of Congress circle a hat marked "salary increase," none quite willing to be first to make a grab for the prize. less
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