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Old 11-26-2012, 04:17 PM  
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What would you expect for $174,000 (Base Pay)

(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/refer...104_Salary.pdf
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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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 **** up and find another job, just like anyone else.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #11
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #13
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Is he seriously concerned the island would "capsize"? I kept expecting him to say it was a joke, but he never even smiled.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #14
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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.
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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.
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