The newly established "Pay Csar", should make it his first priority to address the excessive compensation of Congress. The idea of Congress having voted to make their pay raises automatic and therefore no longer have to attach them as bills to fiscal year budget at a time of economic turmoil is an outrage.
I suggest that their pay be re-evaluated by this Pay Csar and reduced to something much closer to the National Median Income (just refer to Dept. of Labor statistics). Also note that even the Military Pay Chart has a note #1 for pay of even the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Basic pay for an O-7 to O-10 is limited by Level II of the Executive Schedule which is $14,750.10) monthly base pay, that eauals $177,001.20 annual salary. Of course our Joint Chiefs of Staff have extensive responsibility and are held accountable to the President and Senate. Congress is only held accountable to the voters at re-election time.