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Old 12-28-2013, 06:56 PM  
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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, 08:06 PM   #16
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Don't they make faux cops for that (see super troopers)
Yeah I just could never convince myself to invest in a mannequin - maybe if they made one that worked well behind a desk
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Yeah I just could never convince myself to invest in a mannequin - maybe if they made one that worked well behind a desk
A blow up doll would work great under a desk.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #18
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Most congressman make much more than that per year doing "legal" back door deals with lobbyest. It's such a effin joke. I hate our politicians.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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- don't feel like writing a report tonight - maybe I'll just go park somewhere along the highway and pretend to work
Just curious, what is the worst duty you can pull?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #20
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They are mostly lawyers and they'd make far more in the private sector than in Congress. Not sure what the point is here.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
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Just curious, what is the worst duty you can pull?
Myself in particular? Or for cops in general
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #22
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #23
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Myself in particular? Or for cops in general
I guess I was thinking you were SP. I can't imagine being a cop at my age, maybe when I was younger.

Only enforcement I see out where I live is SP and a Sheriff.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #24
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I guess I was thinking you were SP. I can't imagine being a cop at my age, maybe when I was younger.

Only enforcement I see out where I live is SP and a Sheriff.

Ahhh, yeah I work for an SO, pull mostly desk duty - occasionally I get to go out and hit the road - but that is usually to respond to a situation that requires some brass or if there is no Sgt on duty
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:00 PM   #25
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Ahhh, yeah I work for an SO, pull mostly desk duty - occasionally I get to go out and hit the road - but that is usually to respond to a situation that requires some brass or if there is no Sgt on duty
Be safe dude. Weird people like Rain Man out there.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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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?
Not sure how effective that would ultimately be. There is not such thing as a poor politician. If they did that then these politicians would find ways to "augment" the loss. Term limits would send more of a message than any cut in pay.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #27
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Who here thinks that in tough budget times Congress should have to take a pay cut?
I'd support it.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #28
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I'd support it.
I wouldn't as it opens them up to special interests even more than they already are.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #29
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Maybe we should put term limits on them, double their salary, and add a referendum to their local ballot whether or not they deserve any pension or long term health benefits.
No pensions. There was public outcry during early WWII so it was repealed but brought back after the war. They're supposed to be public "servants" not employees.
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Okay. How so? They can't take bribes.
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