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HA! HA! Democrats suspend pay raise vote for themselves.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dennishoddy, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. dennishoddy

    dennishoddy Sharpshooter

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    The House can't get a danged thing done legislatively but they can sure get up a bipartisan vote on giving themselves a pay raise.
    It would be the first in years because the economy was in the tank, but now that Trump has brought the economy back up the dims feel they need a raise? This is hilarious!

    House Democratic leaders postpone vote on part of spending bill over congressional pay raise

    House Democratic leaders have decided to withdraw part of a massive federal spending bill set for a vote later this week after an uproar over whether members of Congress might see their first pay raise in a decade.

    The bill as filed would restore a cost-of-living increase that was suspended amid a recession-battered economy. But lawmakers in both parties, sensitive to the optics of voting to raise their own pay from $174,000, publicly erupted over the issue.

    “We are delaying consideration of the Legislative Branch appropriations bill while we continue to discuss the issue of the cost-of-living adjustment,” said Mariel Saez, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).

    Other portions of the bill, including funding for the military and for health and human services programs, will move forward.
     
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    The pay for a politician needs to be limited to the average income of their constituents. That means a us congressman makes about 47k a year currently. That would light a fire under their butts to fix some crap and clear out the swamp too. I wonder if that could be passed into law by the people. I bet most everyone would sign it.
     
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    Politicians should be paid just like everyone else. When they show up for work they get a paycheck. Too many of them skip meetings, hearings etc....with no accountability to anyone. Skip a vote, lose a paycheck.
     
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    Politicians are essentially only accountable to the voters. To say that they ought to be supervised in this or that way, overlooks this reality. As long as they say the right things to please most of the people, most of the time, they are golden.
     
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    I read where AOC had a cow because she didn't get "her pay raise."
     
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    Saw that too. Some babbling nonsense about keeping corruption at bay n such.
     
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    Congress - One of the only jobs in the country that people will spend millions to get, then complain that it doesn't pay enough.
     
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    FWIW, they can't vote themselves a pay raise, they can only vote in a pay raise for the next Congress. It took about 200 years to get it ratified, but that's actually in the Constitution now.
     
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    That's true, but since those in office are likely to be re-elected for the next congress, it's a pay raise for themselves.
     
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    They will starve to dead..........
     
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