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Old 02-14-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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If "We the People" could vote to limit pay for Congress and put in a clause - that they would have to take a 2% pay cut for each year that they don't balance the budget - Congress might stop being so childish. Or at least try to do a good job, pending a pay cut for bad performance.

And don't even try to tell me that we won't get good people in office without the promise of outrageously high salaries. Congressmen and women earn tons of money - and look at the boobs we have employed.

It's time to get the bums out.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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I thnik we certainly need to limit their outside income and those freebies they get from those campaign contribtutions if they are going to limt others. Start by making them fly commercail touerist fares;no privte plane for anyone but the president. no borrowing corporate rides either.We also need to limit waht they can receive from speeaking emagements after retiring adn from foreign contributors to their sdo called foundations.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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I think we certainly need to limit their outside income and those freebies they get from those campaign contributions if they are going to limit others.
Start by making them fly commercial tourist fares;no private plane for anyone but the president. no borrowing corporate rides either.We also need to limit what they can receive from speaking engagements after retiring and from foreign contributors to their sdo called foundations.
They can fly private if they buy and pay for their own planes! Tax payers should not have to foot the bill for it! Pelosi having that size plane just because she does not want to stop for refueling

I have been sayin for years they should not be getting the pay raises they get in the middle of the night. Most don't even need it as they are rich! I guess it does help those like Pelosi to hold on to their money by not having to pay for a thing.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Many CEO's take a paycut to $1 during difficult times as a sign of unity and support. Perhaps CEO Obama can lower his pay to $1.00?
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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It's funny how you fake conservatives come out of the wood work with your pitchforks whinining and crying about Congressional pay when Dems are in control.

The GOP controlled Congress had a pay raise every single year they were in office....did most of you complain about that????

I doubt it...You were too busy cheering on the War and making excuses for all of Bush's screw ups.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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It's funny how you fake conservatives come out of the wood work with your pitchforks whinining and crying about Congressional pay when Dems are in control.

The GOP controlled Congress had a pay raise every single year they were in office....did most of you complain about that????

I doubt it...You were too busy cheering on the War and making excuses for all of Bush's screw ups.
Please post the years since 1945 that the GOP has had full control of the Congress.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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If "We the People" could vote to limit pay for Congress and put in a clause - that they would have to take a 2% pay cut for each year that they don't balance the budget - Congress might stop being so childish. Or at least try to do a good job, pending a pay cut for bad performance.

And don't even try to tell me that we won't get good people in office without the promise of outrageously high salaries. Congressmen and women earn tons of money - and look at the boobs we have employed.

It's time to get the bums out.
I wholeheartedly agree!

In the meantime, cut their pay to a "middle class" level and take away all their useless benefits - they do not need aides, staffers, franking, etc... if they are not going to listen to their constituency
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:37 AM
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I would be more interested in limiting the expense accounts of congress.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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I would be more interested in limiting the expense accounts of congress.
And that too!
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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If "We the People" could vote to limit pay for Congress and put in a clause - that they would have to take a 2% pay cut for each year that they don't balance the budget - Congress might stop being so childish. Or at least try to do a good job, pending a pay cut for bad performance.

And don't even try to tell me that we won't get good people in office without the promise of outrageously high salaries. Congressmen and women earn tons of money - and look at the boobs we have employed.

It's time to get the bums out.
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CEO pay should be limited to a number equal to 20 average workers annual wages. In addition, we should pass legislation modeled after the environmental models of the 70's so that on-going problems caused by old problems is remidied.

In short, anyone who is a major shareholder in a bank or multinat should have their assets nationalized and put into the general fund of the US Treasury.This is an equitable solution.
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