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Old 12-28-2013, 05:56 PM  
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No shit question

Who here thinks that in tough budget times Congress should have to take a pay cut? I don't think that either party (that aren't Congressmen themselves) would disagree with this. My question then becomes how long are we the people (no pun intended) going to let Congress pick on the small people (military retirees and the poor/disadvantaged) instead of policing themselves.

As it stands now all freshmen Congressmen make $175,000 a year (for what, really? but that is a whole 'nother discussion) and it goes up slightly for those that are tenured. For the sake of this argument if they all dropped their salary from $175,000 to $100,000 (which I think is about all they are worth, sometimes much less) That would save us $40,125,000 a year...not a lot but not chump change either

Just a thought - who thinks we should petition Obama to make this happen?

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #46
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Tons of congressmen already have their lobbying job waiting for them if/when they leave. Cutting their salary would only make it worse.
Are you saying they'd leave if not paid enough? Nothing wrong with that. Let them leave and early.
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