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Congress Votes Itself a Pay Raise

post #1 of 19
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Isn't that nice of them?

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/...008-12-17.html
post #2 of 19
They always do.


Wish I could just vote myself one.
post #3 of 19
Actually, they don't even have to vote on it, it's automatic. They would have to vote to NOT accept it.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
It would just be much to much to ask Congress to actually walk the walk.
What is their approval rating now? -8%
post #5 of 19
Why am I not surprised about this?
post #6 of 19
That's really sweet of them. I am glad that they don't have to worry about budget cuts, or their plants shutting down.
post #7 of 19
Again?!?! And with so many people losing their jobs in this economy?
post #8 of 19
Considering the condition that our country is in at the moment, it's soo comforting to know that our congress is really looking out for us
post #9 of 19
Disgusting! Those dudes & dudettes are soooo removed from the viscal
pain that is happening all accross the nation!

Bahhhhhh!!!
post #10 of 19
WOW ... again.... I think they should give each one of US a raise
post #11 of 19
Must be nice. The one group of people who do absolutely nothing to earn a paycheck voted themselves a nice size raise. Self serving dolts.
post #12 of 19
Two truths that I think are immutable:

1. Congress will pass no laws that negatively affect themselves.

2. Congress will always set the level of "rich" at slightly more than their own salary.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by PookieBoy View Post
Disgusting! Those dudes & dudettes are soooo removed from the viscal
pain that is happening all accross the nation!
I call Washinton, DC "Fantasy Land" and I'm not the only one.
post #14 of 19
There isn't bigger group of derelicts in the country than the 535 criminals in Congress.
post #15 of 19
Mark Twain said:

"It could probably be proved with facts and statistics that there is no native criminal class in America--except Congress."
post #16 of 19
Well, in all fairness...they probably have spent more time "working" this year than ever before.
post #17 of 19
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Well, in all fairness...they probably have spent more time "working" this year than ever before.
Which translates into "screwing things up more than usual".

A troop of baboons would do a better job.
post #18 of 19
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Well, in all fairness...they probably have spent more time "working" this year than ever before.
Perhaps Barack can push them to work harder.
post #19 of 19
Congress voting themselves a pay raise? Hey, could it be any worse than those obsenely rich bank CEO's getting all those bonuses for a job BADLY done even AFTER the government bailed them out with how many billions of $$$$!!! [Which, by the way, was OUR MONEY!] And NOW, they're refusing to tell us where the money went!!

[I just want to
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