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Posted: 9/20/2004 10:57:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 11:02:41 AM EST by Ky_Bob]
Well, the House actually. How can I get some of that action?


Congressional Pay Raise - Vote Passed (235-170, 28 Not Voting)

By approving this procedural motion to debate the Transportation and Treasury appropriations bill, Congress voted to give itself a $4,000 pay raise next year.

Rep. Anne Northup voted NO......send e-mail or see bio

Bob



Link Posted: 9/20/2004 10:58:13 AM EST
I did the same thing today but nobody in upper management seemed to notice..
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:05:03 AM EST
Those rat bastard, non-social security having to worry about, jerk nuts. "ok gents, let's take a vote on whether or not we should soak up some more tax dollars and put it in our pockets."



Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:08:26 AM EST
Congress: The ultimate entitlement program
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:10:37 AM EST
I'm actually OK with that as long as we get to vote FOR two term, term limits on Senators and Reprentatives in November.

WE NEED TERM LIMITS!
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:15:57 AM EST
How much do we pay them anyhow?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:20:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
I'm actually OK with that as long as we get to vote FOR two term, term limits on Senators and Reprentatives in November.

WE NEED TERM LIMITS!



I'm with you on that, we need to get rid of career politicians like Kerry, Schumer, and Feinswien
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:22:12 AM EST
Why is it they can double their salary in ten years, but the DOC can't raise my father one stinkin' paygrade?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:28:34 AM EST
I would gladly agree to pay them $10 million each per year if they would promise to stay home. Just think how much money we would save if they stayed away from D.C.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:29:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By fastang50:
How much do we pay them anyhow?



too much
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:30:08 AM EST
.......and the FedGov.org Scam continues...............
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:32:18 AM EST

Wish they'd vote a $4k payraise for those in the Armed Forces and Public Safety.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:34:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
I'm actually OK with that as long as we get to vote FOR two term, term limits on Senators and Reprentatives in November.

WE NEED TERM LIMITS!


i'm for term limits, but not 2. maybe 3 in the Senate, and something like 10 in the house...?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:42:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
I'm actually OK with that as long as we get to vote FOR two term, term limits on Senators and Reprentatives in November.

WE NEED TERM LIMITS!



I'm not sure that really matters. From what I understand they continue to get paid even out of office, or that might be Congress. All you need is one day in.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:50:49 AM EST
a hard-earned raise I might add
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:41:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By fastang50:
How much do we pay them anyhow?



In 2003 they were making $155k a year. Now it's at least $159K, plus all the "side jobs".

Fuggin crooks.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:00:57 PM EST
Thats not much when you think about it. Executives make 100x that amount. These people, good and bad, decide our countries fate so isn't that worth 160k a year?

Who does more for their pay? Derek Jeter or Larry Craig?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:03:37 PM EST
Executives and Mr Jeter don't suck their paycheck out of my taxes.

Elected officials have no more right to my tax dollars than the clerks at the DMV. 160k/year for what?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:07:44 PM EST
Don't you all get annual 4% raises? I know I get at least that much to make up for inflation $4000 sounds reasonable to me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:17:57 PM EST
I've always said.

I can't understand these people spending ( hundered of thousands at lower levels, 100's of million in national) to win a job that pay almost nothing. Influence to their own pockets and greed is why they are there.

I can't remember a time when they voted on a pay raise, they didn't take it.

It makes me ill. :puke:

Chris
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:48:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Don't you all get annual 4% raises? I know I get at least that much to make up for inflation $4000 sounds reasonable to me.



Of course this assumes that 150K+ is "reasonable" base pay.

Bob
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:53:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
Thats not much when you think about it. Executives make 100x that amount. These people, good and bad, decide our countries fate so isn't that worth 160k a year?

Who does more for their pay? Derek Jeter or Larry Craig?





+1 yeah really, do you guys expect the best in our congressman and senators if yes then why not pay them good money. Most of the people serving in congress could make double that on the outside but they've decided to serve the people and they should be well compensated for it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:54:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By racer934:

Elected officials have no more right to my tax dollars than the clerks at the DMV. 160k/year for what?

running the country doofus.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:23:21 PM EST
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