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Old 02-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
I don't know if a congressional pay cut undermines the dignity of Congressmen.

It's obviously true that it undermines their effectiveness, however. The lower the pay, the less likely you're going to get topnotch, educated candidates for office, and the more vulnerable Congressmen become to the bribes offered by interest groups.

Lowering congressional pay favors interest groups more than anybody.

If you think interest groups need to run Washington more than they already are, then this is the bill for you.
My god, this is a great point.

Since our politicians are so corrupt, we need to raise their pay so that they are less tempted.

This has all the logic of buying hookers for a rapist.
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