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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Those people who try to distort the facts deserve no respect.
    They don't try to distort the facts, they just do it. They consist of 90% of talk radio, hundreds of bloggers who are more than willing to pass a story along as long as it fits their agenda. Oh yeah, their is Fox News that mixes lies with legitimate hard news with distortions. They call this "Fair and Balanced." Their boss, Roger Ailes, a former GOP operative, isn't about to be fair.?


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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    They don't try to distort the facts, they just do it. They consist of 90% of talk radio, hundreds of bloggers who are more than willing to pass a story along as long as it fits their agenda. Oh yeah, their is Fox News that mixes lies with legitimate hard news with distortions. They call this "Fair and Balanced." Their boss, Roger Ailes, a former GOP operative, isn't about to be fair.?
    The beauty of it is that this house of cards will come tumblin down on their heads. We now have Sarah Palin and her fans dissing Fox News. Oh, the humanity.
    The comments in this article will clue you in.
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/...-fox-news.html
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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I think most of the peoples business could be conducted via Skype. Give each a tablet or laptop, a small office in their district, and maybe meet a few days a year when it is necessary. They would be more accessible to those who serve, costs would go down, and trying to lobby each would be a nightmare.

    I ran a business that way for 30 years. Never did have an office. everybody worked from home. Highly profitable and no travel time involved.
    That is an idea. But I think keeping them in Washington while congress is in session without allowing them to return to their district or state would be better. Back in the day, showing my age, when travel was mostly by train and planes only had props, most members did stay in Washington during the entire session or sessions. This gave them a chance to get to know one another, to become friends with the folks across the aisle. There seemed to be less back biting and less highly partisan attitudes. Compromise and working with the other side was a lot more feasable.

    Regardless, we need a congress that works more than just Tuesday through Thursday each week they are in session. Your idea has merit.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbury View Post
    Ocean must be eating her toast one crumb at a time.
    I know it is hard to tell because there are no manpants involved, but ocean is a man (at least his gender is blue and not pink in the box on the left when he posts).
    I also believe he may be a ghost from my past on another forum. Am I right ocean?
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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    To be fair it's the people in their district and state who keep sending them back.
    Sorry samsmart this was supposed to be directed at someone else so I deleted my original comment. In any case, how are you?

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    I know it is hard to tell because there are no manpants involved, but ocean is a man (at least his gender is blue and not pink in the box on the left when he posts).
    I'm feeling a little guilty about using his own source to impeach him.

    I can't help but think that has something to do with his disappearance. Pride goeth before a fall.

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Well, Congresspeople are doing the most to undermine the dignity of the job, so what she says there is pretty much nonsense, but it is clear and is made clear, that she's talking about staffers specifically w/r/t pay cuts.

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Makes one wonder why liberals feel the need to come into a debate site to even speak with them then doesn't it? Or is it like what liberals always seem to do, in that they dislike what they turn their current places into so they move and set out immediately to change the new place.
    You can't beat this one Danbury. This guy only has confidence in preaching to the choir. He knows he can't hold up to real scrutiny. It is laughable.

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Thank you over much.

    You know reading this I think its very likely she was including "people who work on Capitol Hill" when talking about not wanting pay cuts, and perhaps even exclusively talking about them. Without any context I could see it including Congressmen in her statement, but given that any politician would be careful to avoid that trap I think its unlikely. The topic seemed to be federal employees.
    Yep. Its all about the "little people". Those poor folks slaving away at only $154,000/year.

    Thousands of GS-15s hit salary cap | Federal Times | federaltimes.com
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. Its all about the "little people". Those poor folks slaving away at only $154,000/year.

    Thousands of GS-15s hit salary cap | Federal Times | federaltimes.com
    All I said was that I didn't believe she was talking about Congressmen.

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