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    Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job[W: 104, 181]

    Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job - The Hill-

    "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress.
    Whiny bitch should have her entire paycheck sent to the Treasury to cover her fair share.
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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Dignity?

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

    I thought insider trading, backroom deals, and legislating for personal gain was reward in itself...

    Her and the rest of them are a disgrace. You wonder why America is sinking, look to its "best and brightest"....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job - The Hill-


    Whiny bitch should have her entire paycheck sent to the Treasury to cover her fair share.
    Exactly what job is congress doing? They are just playing a game of scoring political points while the our country's problems grow and grow. Perhaps she should look at how the American people feel about the "job" congress is doing. Congress includes both the House and the Senate. Perhaps Congress should be paid by their approval ratings, a 10% approval rating means they only receive 10% of their pay. Approval ratings are a good indicator of the job they are doing.
    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 gingern44 View Post
    Dignity?
    Right below Lawyers.
    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

    I don't trust the blogs, I demand full context before I condemn this remark.

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

    What's so ironic is that these politicians are all millionaires, raking in the shekels and people advocate they should be given a tax cut because they are "wealth creators".
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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Maybe if they treated the office with some dignity, they could complain about the dignity of their compensation.
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    Re: Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Exactly what job is congress doing? They are just playing a game of scoring political points while the our country's problems grow and grow. Perhaps she should look at how the American people feel about the "job" congress is doing. Congress includes both the House and the Senate. Perhaps Congress should be paid by their approval ratings, a 10% approval rating means they only receive 10% of their pay. Approval ratings are a good indicator of the job they are doing.
    Actually, I've always thought they should be paid whatever the median income is.

    Free domestic air travel.

    A dorm for single members, a condo for married members....

    And the pride of having served their nation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayno View Post
    Actually, I've always thought they should be paid whatever the median income is.

    Free domestic air travel.

    A dorm for single members, a condo for married members....

    And the pride of having served their nation.
    Perhaps they should just be paid per diem with no benefits what so ever. This was what the first couple of congress's received. No pay for doing the peoples work. The idea was to donate a couple of years, a term or two from ones normal job, do ones civic duty and then return to your job. Not make a career out of being a member of congress. Per diem only, housing can be had at Ft. McNair or other military installations in the D.C. area. Have them meet and stay in D.C. thoughout each session without being able to return home. Work a full week, Monday through Friday, not Friday being a travel day to return to ones home district and Monday the day of return and only do you job Tuesday through Thursday. I could add and add, but you get the idea.
    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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