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    Isn't this interesting? The congress can give themselves raises but somehow it's unconstitutional for them to stop the pay? boy that's a hell of a job. I wish had a job like that. I can give myself raises but never be held accountable. What a gravy train.
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    Of course....if i dont complete a job i dont draw any pay....why should they be any different....maybe just freeze thier pay till they resolve the issue
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    What fool congressional rep or senator would sue blocking their pay was unconstitutional? It might get them their paycheck, but it would cost them the next election.
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    @PoliticalSpice I just wish that both sides would knock off the bull and get the country back to being #1
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    As I understand it... Congress has been in violation of the law since 2010 when it failed to pass a budget by the first Monday in February. My opinion is that lawbreakers don;t deserve to get paid for breaking the law.
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    Sure cut it to the bone!! Why not.. us folk out here that have been unemployed for extended periods of time are taking it up the ass from both sides... Republicans think we are all a bunch of lazy bastards... while Demoncrats love having us need need need.. and suck suck suck.. have it ever occurred to anyone, that there are some people out here that are in serious trouble because we are past the age of youth, and no one wants to hire some one that is in their late 50's .. with no degree.. that can not stand for long periods of time..but would do great even at a customer service position..? Which is what my training and job experience is.. but.. problem is.. there is still a huge unemployment problem.. cause some of us no longer have unemployment benefits.., cannot find a job.. ect ect ect.. its ridiculous..and both political sides are trying to blame us for their problems.. up yours I say!!
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    Especially those international junkets, the subsidized haircuts, subsidized lobster meals, shoe-shines, etc. at the Capitol Building. Can and Will It Dock Its Own Pay are two different things, lol.
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    Should be the first group of people who gets a paycut. All of it too. If you fail to do your job, you don't rate to get paid.
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    Sure it's a gimmick, cut it anyway.

    Then close the Capitol barbershop, and the gym, and take away all the other perks. And charge them rent for their offices. Lay off their staffs, and make them answer their own phones and do their own typing.
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    Can they? Yes. Should they? Maybe. Will they? Probably not. If I show up late for work and have no PTO to cover it, should I get paid for how late I was? No. When our reps and senators don't show for votes or delay actions, yes, it'd be fair to see them all docked for bad behavior like this. Regardless of party or level of office.
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    I have Always said that their should be a base pay and the tax payers vote each year to see if the 3 branches of government get a raise.
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    Simply a gimmick, and not a terribly smart one, either. This is the same crowd that couldn't avoid damaging our credit rating and couldn't make the Super Committee work and couldn't get all the fiscal cliff time bombs disarmed before Congress 112 was gaveled out. The odds of them passing a plainly unconstitutional bill seem ludicrous to even calculate.

    I will bet, though, that after today's inaugural speech, this silly idea won't be heard again.
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    Congress Dock Its Own Pay? Now that is a joke, all they are interested in is money from the lobbyists and a promise of a good job after they get thrown out of office.
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    I clicked the wrong tab. Yes they should dock their own pay, but they won't. The members of congress are, first and foremost, in it for the money.
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