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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    side note:

    I should think many of you would be thrilled that a politician in DC was having the same troubles making ends meet some of us do. Instead of a fat cat, rich spoiled brat, there's a regular joe with money issues in DC.
    Having money issues makes one more vulnerable to bribery and backroom deals.

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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian
    from your link...



    Which of those would trips home or living expenses count as, in your opinion?

    also from your link...

    THis is where the mileage allowance comes in. Notice it's for 'ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred in support of official and representational duties'....NOT for travel back and forth to see the family and such.
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    The office expenses and mail allowances components vary from member to member due to variations in the distance between a member’s district and Washington, DC, for the mileage allowance, cost of office space in his or her district for the space allowance, and number of non-business addresses in his or her district for the mail allowance.
    And your translation is 'use the money to fly home to see the family'???

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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Having money issues makes one more vulnerable to bribery and backroom deals.
    So... if the politician is rich, that's bad. If he's not, that's worse?

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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's great rhetoric for Duffy to make, however there is little chance he or any member of Congress will take a cut. Can you say bull****!!!
    You're probably right. In this link it says congress hasn't taken a cut in 77yrs! However they do sometimes talk about taking one.


    Freshman Democrat blasts leadership for not holding vote on salary cut - TheHill.com
    In a letter sent Thursday afternoon, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) pressured Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to hold a vote on her bill to cut congressional pay by five percent and save taxpayers $4.7 million next year before Congress breaks for its fall recess.“For months, and despite multiple requests to move it forward, the bill has not seen any progress in the House,” said Kirkpatrick in the letter. “It seems that it is being swept under the rug.”
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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personally, I think he probably makes a little too low, but I can't say I have sympathy for his "struggling"
    I think they all make 174K accept for the leaders, who make more.
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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I think they all make 174K accept for the leaders, who make more.
    In my opinion, a senator should make about 250k

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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    couldn't POSSIBLY be that you think he's a liar because hes with the GOP, now COULD it
    He probably won't say a word about the link I posted where Pelosi and Hoyer swept a pay cut bill under the rug. It was even introduced by a Dem.
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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In my opinion, a senator should make about 250k
    No, if we are able to ever afford to pay people more, it should go to our troops. They are way under paid.
    Congressman should not make a career out of their service anyway. Once they get back in the private sector they can make a killing on books, speeches, etc.
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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    No, if we are able to ever afford to pay people more, it should go to our troops. They are way under paid.
    Congressman should not make a career out of their service anyway. Once they get back in the private sector they can make a killing on books, speeches, etc.
    I think troops are underpaid as well.

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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    OOOOOHHHH Whovian....I think I found an ever bigger nugget.

    Badger Blogger » Blog Archive » Journal / Sentinel “PolitiFact Wisconsin” hands out its first 100% “True” fact-check
    Congratulations to Scott Walker for being awarded the first “full green Truth-O-Meter” by PolitiFact Wisconsin.“For years, folks in southeastern Wisconsin have heard about Scott Walker, the Milwaukee County executive, giving up thousands upon thousands of dollars of his salary.
    Elsewhere, the claim may be more of a jaw-dropper.
    So now the $370,000 question: Has Walker really given back that much back?
    Walker has foregone $375,070 in salary since being elected county executive in 2002 — $5,070 more than what he has claimed during the gubernatorial campaign.”Show us another politician, anywhere, that has put that much personal compensation back in the hands of the taxpayers who employ them.
    Clearly, you can see why the public employees unions vilify him. Walker is a man of character and integrity, who keeps his word.
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