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    Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

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    If the $14 billion bailout plan for U.S. automakers passes, it will help more than just Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. Federal judges would get a pay raise, as well.

    The raise -- an annual cost of living adjustment, or COLA -- would bring U.S. District court judges up to par with members of Congress, who will receive an almost $5,000 boost on Jan. 1. District judges and lawmakers now earn $169,300 a year but are expected to be awarded a 2.8 percent raise next year, said Dick Carelli, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., insisted that the judicial pay raise go into the automaker loan measure, which is the only item of business on Congress' lame-duck agenda.


    What the hell? These people never cease to amaze.



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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    I thought this thing failed. Or is this the new incarnation that follows the bank bailout pattern of 'stuff it full of pork and try it again'?

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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    I think its the one that failed. not sure though.
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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I thought this thing failed. Or is this the new incarnation that follows the bank bailout pattern of 'stuff it full of pork and try it again'?
    It failed thanks to Republicans who insisted on some concessions from the UAW; response from the UAW, "shove it A-Holes!"

    But not to worry Bush will now come to their rescue and pass his version of the UAW bailout plan dissected from the previously approved $700 billion plan.


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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What the hell? These people never cease to amaze.



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    If this isn't prrof of why Harry Ried needs to be removed from congress, nothing is.

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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What the hell? These people never cease to amaze.

    Pork for all.
    I'm not necessarily sure that's pork. Supreme court justice Roberts has stated many times that salaries compared to the private market (and universities) are a reason why the court systems are not getting the best talent and the judicial system shows it. He says it at least a couple times every year since he was confirmed. Do a simple Google search.

    Pork generally is something that goes towards a specific lobby group or state. Judges are neither. And read the end of your quote. It's the last piece of legislation to be dealt with. I can see why they put that in.
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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'm not necessarily sure that's pork. Supreme court justice Roberts has stated many times that salaries compared to the private market (and universities) are a reason why the court systems are not getting the best talent and the judicial system shows it. He says it at least a couple times every year since he was confirmed. Do a simple Google search.

    Pork generally is something that goes towards a specific lobby group or state. Judges are neither. And read the end of your quote. It's the last piece of legislation to be dealt with. I can see why they put that in.




    auto bailout.....



    what part of that do you see "money for judges and chicks for free" there?
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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What the hell? These people never cease to amaze.



    Pork for all.
    It amuses in the Obama and 2nd amendment debates when people say Omaba will be so busy he won't have the time to enact any anti-2nd amendment legislation. Its **** like that in the article that proves that it doesn't matter if Obama has the time do something like that, because all it takes is one sneak something in and other politicians and the president to sign it. This is why I think politicians should have to read out loud the bills and amendments made to those bills and explain in layman's terms (not rat lawyer speak, most people don't speak rat) what that bill does,and why they need each and every part of it. I seriously think that is what is needed in order to stop politicians from trying to add pork to a bill or trying to slip some unrelated **** into a bill.
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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    auto bailout.....



    what part of that do you see "money for judges and chicks for free" there?
    Farm Bill. What part do you see that says "money for urban schools?" Yet it's still there. It's how bills get passed.
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    Re: Pay Raise for Judges Tucked into Auto Bailout Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    auto bailout.....



    what part of that do you see "money for judges and chicks for free" there?
    Legislatures often clump impending legislation into one. It makes things quicker than passing them one by one. Same thing was done with the financial rescue package.

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