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petegz28 02-14-2013 05:43 PM

Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job
 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers' jobs.

"I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."

The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.

Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.

"It's a hard question to ask me because most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families," she said. "A pay cut to me doesn't mean as much."

She also emphasized that Congress should do everything it can to preclude such decisions by preventing the sequester cuts from taking effect at all.

"A sequester should be out of the question," she said.

Still, with the clock ticking down to March 1 and with both chambers of Congress out of town next week the chances of reaching a deal are growing slimmer. With that in mind, some lawmakers say they're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

"We are, in fact, obviously contemplating a sequester," Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week. "Obviously we are going to take a cut, like everybody else, and we will have to accommodate that."


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mnchiefsguy 02-14-2013 05:45 PM

Someone needs to tell that bitch that being elected to Congress is not about being paid, it is about serving your country and your fellow citizens. If she does not like, she can resign anytime she likes.

petegz28 02-14-2013 05:45 PM

As if they aren't rewarded enough with all their perks and what not

2bikemike 02-14-2013 06:07 PM

Typical out of touch politician, none of those worthless POS remember that they work for the people and in effect our employees. With an approval rating lower than whale shit, I would give them all a month off without pay.

This goes for both sides of the aisle.

Direckshun 02-14-2013 06:14 PM

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|Zach| 02-14-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Direckshun (Post 9403760)

:LOL:

|Zach| 02-14-2013 06:16 PM

Most politicians make less than I expect but obviously the direct and indirect benefits are innumerable.

mnchiefsguy 02-14-2013 07:36 PM

So are you denying that Pelosi said those things Direckshun?

A Salt Weapon 02-14-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 2bikemike (Post 9403744)
With an approval rating lower than whale shit, I would give them all a month off without pay.

Not long enough.
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Brock 02-14-2013 07:41 PM

Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of 35 million dollars. **** you, Nancy.

2bikemike 02-14-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Salt Weapon (Post 9403997)
Not long enough.
Posted via Mobile Device

That's true, I would prefer we fire the whole lot and start over.

Prison Bitch 02-14-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Brock (Post 9404006)
Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of 35 million dollars. **** you, Nancy.

So if we cut taxes for the rich, Nancy thinks that's evil. But if we cut income for the rich, she doesn't like that. Hypocrisy?

cosmo20002 02-14-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Direckshun (Post 9403760)

LMAO

HonestChieffan 02-14-2013 09:09 PM

Nan rocks.

Garcia Bronco 02-15-2013 10:00 AM

She undermines the dignity of the US as well as the dipshits that keep electing her.


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