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Thread: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If the debt ceiling is not raised, should congressional salaries be the first thing we don't pay?
    I like that idea a lot.

    Granted, it may mean that instead they'll just live off the money they get from campaign contributors, putting them even deeper in the pockets of special interests.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If the problem is just overhead to run lets work on that problem and cut their pay while opening it up to more common people. Lets do ballot reform, lets campaign reform, and then lets cut salaries. Surely if you are really interested(and yes I'm about to make you not interested) you have to take some of the work out of the job so that people can hold a regular paying job.
    Yeah, campaign finance reform is crucial. But, I'm just not that worked up about their salaries. People with comparable levels of responsibility in the private sector make literally 100 times as much.

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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If the debt ceiling is not raised, should congressional salaries be the first thing we don't pay?
    Yes it should. Of course we ALL know that it won't happen. Which is why none of them actually care about raising the debt.

    And yes I am applying this to BOTH sides equally.

    If the Repubs actually cared they would settle with closing loopholes.
    If the Dems actually cared they would have settled with not closing the loopholes.

    Yeah I know, contradictory. But it only takes one side to settle with the other side.
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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Where's the "Oh Hell Yes!!" Option?

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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yes it should. Of course we ALL know that it won't happen. Which is why none of them actually care about raising the debt.

    And yes I am applying this to BOTH sides equally.

    If the Repubs actually cared they would settle with closing loopholes.
    If the Dems actually cared they would have settled with not closing the loopholes.

    Yeah I know, contradictory. But it only takes one side to settle with the other side.
    Why not compromise and close only some of the loopholes instead of all of them? Not good enough for the Repubs? It sounds like a compromise to me .. maybe I'm missing something?

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    Re: Should congressional salaries be the first thing on the chopping block?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Why not compromise and close only some of the loopholes instead of all of them? Not good enough for the Repubs? It sounds like a compromise to me .. maybe I'm missing something?
    If you're refrencing my post and not just making a general statement that includes my post, yes.

    Point was that all the politicians in Capitol Hill will be responsible if we default. Doesn't matter if you're a repub or a dem, or even an independent. For the simple fact that none of them are willing to compromise to the degree that is needed. As such it is thier paychecks that should be the first to go if we do.
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