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    Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    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.

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    I say yes. Preferably I think once a year we should get to vote on whether or not to give them a raise,keep their pay the same or decrease it.

    Before some retard says"if you do not like the job they are doing then vote them out of office".That is not realistic since the majority of people voting for these scumbags in office do not pay attention to what their elected officials are doing or they got a short attention span for what ever our elected officials are doing.
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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Absolutely.. There needs to be some measure that we the people can assess against them for their weak and pitiful performance.. If people in the work force acted and performed in the manner that they do.. Unemployment would be much much higher..

    They aren't doing anything to help the people and they are acting like a bunch of babies with their pitiful antics and finger pointing.. It is easier to get a room full of first graders to agree on something than it is congress..

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say yes. Preferably I think once a year we should get to vote on whether or not to give them a raise,keep their pay the same or decrease it.

    Before some retard says"if you do not like the job they are doing then vote them out of office".That is not realistic since the majority of people voting for these scumbags in office do not pay attention to what their elected officials are doing or they got a short attention span for what ever our elected officials are doing.
    So then how in the hell can this work?

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    So then how in the hell can this work?
    Many states have local elections,ballot issues/voter initiatives, Bond issues and so on. So implementing a once a year vote on pay would not be difficult nor would it be going out of the way. As long as only an elected officials constituents are allowed to vote for their elected official's pay raise,decrease or no change in pay it will stay fair.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    I'd be cheaper as a whole if congress was paid better so they wouldn't be bribed into giving away 100x their salaries in subsidies, contract and tax exemptions. Its not a matter of what they deserve, but what gets the best results.

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    LOLZ

    The Poll title made me laugh out loud. You have a great sense of humor, LT.

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Not only that but they need to stop all the perks they get.

    I am retired and because the CPI doesn't include important costs we all pay and that is not right by a long shot. I don't get a cost of living raise but the price of every consummer price is jumpimg. How is that fair to anyone?

    I think any cuts need to be permanent.

    Let's Send Congress to Hawaii

    I wish I were a Senator
    Or President would be great
    I'd change things so our government
    Would stop being second rate

    The people in the congress
    Are good at lines a phrases
    But all they really care about
    Is voting themselves raises

    As people we must sacrifice
    And save power for the nation
    While congress gets a healthy raise
    See they don't care about inflation

    We work for years to retire, on what
    And pay out a higher tax
    When we should band together
    Giving Congressional types the Axe

    Old folks freeze to death back east
    But congress doesn't care
    They're warm inside with raises
    In thousand dollar chairs

    So for once let's band together
    And I'll stop raising such a fuss
    Let's send congress to Hawaii
    But let's send them on a bus

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    Re: Should Congress vote itself a pay cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I'd be cheaper as a whole if congress was paid better so they wouldn't be bribed into giving away 100x their salaries in subsidies, contract and tax exemptions. Its not a matter of what they deserve, but what gets the best results.
    Simple.. Make a law that requires them to report any and all funds recieved from any an all sources.. This money will be taxed at the same rate as their payroll tax.. If it is more than their salary, they lose their salary for that pay cycle.. Their medical plans will be changed to a standard medical insurance plan in which they pay 50% of the premiums.. If their personal net worth is over 1 million dollars.. Then they will no recieve pay or insurance.. They don't need it.. It would be nice to get some poor folks in office.. Someone with some brains..

    Buy a member of congress's vote and selling their vote should both be felonies with prison sentences.. No more lobbiests.. They listen the american people and only the american people.. No company or corperation can make campaign contrabutions.. Despite a retarted ruling.. Google is not a person..

    Then create a watch dog group to monitor all this and we should be good..
    Last edited by DemonMyst; 07-07-11 at 04:19 AM.

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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.
    It would be largely symbolic but a good idea.
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