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Old 03-18-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: NorthTexas
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How come nobody is talking about what an outrage it is that Congess get a cost of living raise while everyone else is scrambling to keep their homes and bailing out banks?

I think all the hype about earmarks was designed to keep us from seeing what Congress was trying to hide, that they voted themselves another pay raise!
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: here
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do you have a link to the story?
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You mean you need some sort of internet link to find out that Congress voted itself (another) raise? They do that as regularly as you flip the pages on a calendar, whether the economy is doing well or not. Start voting them out of office, and watch that practice come to a screeching halt!
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Foolish rant. The House and the Senate have both already refused the scheduled 2.7% cost-of-living raise for 2009. The OP would have to clarify as to source also, but I would suspect that the reference is to an amendment offered in the Senate to the omnibus spending bill by David Vitter. Under current law, the annual cost-of-living pay raise goes into effect unless Congress votes not to accept it (which they have often done). The Vitter amendment would have flipped it, meaning that the pay raise would not go into affect unless Congress voted to accept it. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 52-45. The actual purpose of the amendment was to delay the omnibus bill itself.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Has any one thought about the fact that they can vote themselves a pay raise. Why hasn't it ever been put on the national ballot for the people to vote on, this includes cost of living or any kind of pay raise. After all where can the employed give the employ the pay raise to it self except in congress. Are we not the boss, not them. Although they seem to think they are. They vote to cut SS and federal employees pay but never theirs. How about they start by cutting their pay back to what they started at when congress was first started. I think you would find most would not choose to run if that were the case. And an other thing how about tern limits on all of them, start with the president to one six year term. Senators to one eight year term and the house of representatives to no more than four years with their two year terms.
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