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Thread: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Even better, it should be indexed to average wage and ginii calculations (and federal employees excluded, it should be all private sector). As the population prospers, then congress does.
    Maybe even throw in a clause saying no raises for congress if there is a current budget deficit of a certain percentage of the economy or something.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    o sh*t lol I put know but didn't understand the question till after haha, but Yes I think all of Congress should take a pay cut along with everyone else
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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    congressional pay should be indexed to minimum wage.....
    No, because then they'd keep raising the minimum wage which should be done away with anyway.
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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    No, because then they'd keep raising the minimum wage which should be done away with anyway.
    Yeah. Those dicks earning 7 dollars an hour have been riding the system for way too long. We need to be more like China and quit giving a **** about silly things like worker safety or giving workers a fair wage or any else of that new age muck.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Yeah. Those dicks earning 7 dollars an hour have been riding the system for way too long. We need to be more like China and quit giving a **** about silly things like worker safety or giving workers a fair wage or any else of that new age muck.
    "Most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage, and most of the 0.6 percent (479,000 in 2005) of U.S. wage workers earning the minimum wage are not poor. Only one in five workers earning the federal minimum lives in families with household earnings below the poverty line. Sixty percent work part-time and their average household income is well over $40,000. (The average and median household incomes are $63,344 and $46,326 respectively.)

    Forty percent of U.S. workers are salaried. Of the 75.6 million paid by the hour, 1.9 million earn the federal minimum or less, and of those, more than half are under 25 and more than a quarter are between 16 and 19. Many are students or other part-time workers. Sixty percent of those earning the federal minimum or less work in restaurants and bars and are earning tips -- often untaxed, perhaps -- in addition to their wages. Two-thirds of those earning the federal minimum today will, a year from now, have been promoted and be earning 10 percent more. Raising the minimum wage predictably makes work more attractive relative to school for some teenagers, and raises the dropout rate. Two scholars report that in states that allow people to leave school before 18, a 10 percent increase in the state minimum wage caused teenage school enrollment to drop 2 percent."

    Raising federal minimum wage bad idea
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    Re: Should raises for Congress be tied to raises for Government employees

    Where was your "What??? We're paying these clowns??" option.

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