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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Congress could vote itself a pay cut in support of the American people who are going through such tough times. It would be symbolic because any reasonable pay cut would not free up enough money to put a dent in the deficit. I would suggest a 3% pay cut set to end when unemployment goes below 7%.

    I'd doubt this will happen, but if it did, I would feel some respect for Congress.
    I like this idea, but it'd be good if their paycut reflected upon unemployment levels, unemployment at 10%, their pay goes down by 10%.
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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I like this idea, but it'd be good if their paycut reflected upon unemployment levels, unemployment at 10%, their pay goes down by 10%.
    I don't think you've truly thought that one through Spud.

    That would get Congress doing some VERY stupid things to create jobs.

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't think you've truly thought that one through Spud.

    That would get Congress doing some VERY stupid things to create jobs.
    They're politicians, they'll do stupid things anyway, and it may keep penis photos off twitter.
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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Come on now, do you believe these people are there for the salary? They get enough support from the parties and lobbies.
    For the sake of PR they could cut their paychecks but let's get real - a couple of million dollars more or less wouldn't make any difference in this multi trillion deficit game.


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