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HonestChieffan
11-26-2012, 04:17 PM
(CNSNews.com) — Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says members of Congress “earn” their $174,000 per year salary (plus benefits) and that this compensation is “not elaborate.”

“The benefits and salary that we get, we earn,” Johnson said at the Annesbrooks HOA Candidate Forum in Georgia in October. “It’s not elaborate, it’s just a bunch of poppycock that a lot of people have spread around trying to get us to hate our own government and our government representatives.”

According to a Congressional Research Services report compensation for most representatives and senators is $174,000 a year.


Full report here..http://library.clerk.house.gov/reference-files/112_20110104_Salary.pdf

J Diddy
11-26-2012, 04:22 PM
Can they play quarterback?

HonestChieffan
11-26-2012, 04:23 PM
Can they play quarterback?

No. But neither can our quarterbacks

A Salt Weapon
11-26-2012, 04:26 PM
I'd expect them to actually work more than 12 days a year, and be accountable for their actions.

Hahaha, I know.
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Discuss Thrower
11-26-2012, 04:36 PM
Populist suggestion: a congressman should only be paid the median salary for the district they represent.

patteeu
11-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Hank Johnson is priceless:

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J Diddy
11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Populist suggestion: a congressman should only be paid the median salary for the district they represent.

Pay them by the hour at minimum wage.

HonestChieffan
11-26-2012, 04:53 PM
Hank is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

mnchiefsguy
11-26-2012, 04:58 PM
Congress is in session what, six months at most?

174k a year, pension, health insurance. Congressmen have it good. If this guy doesn't like it, he can shut the fuck up and find another job, just like anyone else.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-27-2012, 06:45 AM
Here's the deal. They're all on the dole outside of politics. The IDEA however was for them to be comfortable financially so they couldn't be swayed by outside interests. Unfortunately, that didn't work so much.

theelusiveeightrop
11-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Hank couldn't spell "cat" if you spotted him the c and the t.

ghak99
11-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Hank Johnson is priceless:

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How in the **** do these people get elected?

Chief Faithful
11-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Hank Johnson is priceless:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zNZczIgVXjg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Is he seriously concerned the island would "capsize"? I kept expecting him to say it was a joke, but he never even smiled.

Iowanian
11-27-2012, 11:00 AM
I do think our senators are correct to expect decent administrative level pay....I have no issue whatsoever with their rate of pay.


What I take Significant issue with is their benefits for life.
They should be subject to the SAME rules and benefits package as any federal employee.

patteeu
11-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Is he seriously concerned the island would "capsize"? I kept expecting him to say it was a joke, but he never even smiled.

I don't know if the guy really believed that or not. Some people have suggested that he was having medication (or blood sugar, I can't remember which) problems that day and that he didn't literally mean "capsize". But it sure is strange and it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen from an elected official. That Admiral's ability to maintain his respectful, serious tone was admirable.