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

    This poor GOP Wisconsin US Represenative is having a tough time on his $174K, but he wants to cut the compensation from the public unions.

    Update: After the Polk County GOP tried to pull this video off the Internet, we reposted it here.

    At a town hall meeting in Polk County, Wisconsin earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) was asked whether he'd vote to cut his $174,000 annual salary. Duffy sort of hedged, and went on to talk about how $174,000 really isn't that much for his family of seven to live on. Then he went on to say he supports cutting compensation for all public employees, along the lines of what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has proposed for the Badger State.

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

    I think Wisconsin ought to cap Congress people's salaries at twice that of the average public employee. After all, I keep hearing how everyone ought to tighten their belt, so shouldn't they be leading by example?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think Wisconsin ought to cap Congress people's salaries at twice that of the average public employee. After all, I keep hearing how everyone ought to tighten their belt, so shouldn't they be leading by example?
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    Re: GOP Rep: I'm 'Struggling' On My $174K Salary (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This poor GOP Wisconsin US Represenative is having a tough time on his $174K, but he wants to cut the compensation from the public unions.



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

    Wow, that wasn't good for him.

    I wonder what his total compensation really is, or what is cost to keep him around. Would he get travel money,catering money,housing,dental and health insurance for him and his many kids maybe a pension. After you add all the perks(if there are any)I wonder what it really costs to employ him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This poor GOP Wisconsin US Represenative is having a tough time on his $174K
    reminds me of when Michele Obama talked about how expensive private schools, horse-riding lessons for the girls, etc. was; and how hard it was for them to make ends meet....


    people are goldfish. they expand to the size of their income.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You have to keep in mind that in addition to maintaining a home in the home district, he/she has to live and work in Washington and travel back and forth to the home district several times during the year. You don't think that can get expensive???
    If I am not mistaken

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    people are goldfish. they expand to the size of their income.
    I like this, very insightful

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I like this, very insightful
    got it from my mom. wish i could claim credit. but i've seen it in my life. always seems somehow that if i wanted complete financial freedom I would just need 10% more....

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

    I'd love to swap incomes with him, and then see if he complains about $174K.
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