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With economy in shambles, Congress gets a raise

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Man oh man, do we need term limits for these clowns...

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Congress should get the same raise as all other government employees do.

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its almost so rediculous that you cant do anything but laugh. i mean they are talking about some of the worst times since the depression and they dont see this as at the very minimun a VERY bad signal. it only goes to harded my stance that there is not much differecne between the two parties. they are all playing the same game with a little different game plan. the get people divided into repubs and dems, but they sure as hell can come together and vote on things like a raise together.

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just f'in lovely

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If they only raise my salary this year by 2.8%, I won't be happy.

Wouldn't have been a bad idea to hold off this year though.

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yeah i mean if for nothing else the perception this gives off. sometimes thats more that the actual action. they are just so clueless.

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Where is Scrooge when you need him?

I wonder how many said, Lets pass on the raise this year and were talked down?

:lol::lol::lol:

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id be willing to bet you a years salary ron paul voted against it.

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Man oh man, do we need term limits for these clowns...

The new Prez is gonna fix that....

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If they only raise my salary this year by 2.8%, I won't be happy.

Wouldn't have been a bad idea to hold off this year though.

I agree, but any year that congress gets a pay raise, they get criticised for it. Personall, I don't have an issue with them getting a 2.8% pay raise. In truth, I don't really understand the complaints.

Now if they were getting some outrageous pay raise (like say 10%) or even a raise above what the rest of government employees are getting, then I would have a big problem with it.

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its almost so rediculous that you cant do anything but laugh. i mean they are talking about some of the worst times since the depression and they dont see this as at the very minimun a VERY bad signal. it only goes to harded my stance that there is not much differecne between the two parties. they are all playing the same game with a little different game plan. the get people divided into repubs and dems, but they sure as hell can come together and vote on things like a raise together.

Yeah, life's a bitch. I was laid off last month and am running for congress next year, by the way. :sifone:

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Man oh man, do we need term limits for these clowns...

I'd settle for neutralizing the built in advantages incumbents have.

(three guesses who's in charge of whether or not that happens) :frown2:

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I agree, but any year that congress gets a pay raise, they get criticised for it. Personall, I don't have an issue with them getting a 2.8% pay raise. In truth, I don't really understand the complaints.

Now if they were getting some outrageous pay raise (like say 10%) or even a raise above what the rest of government employees are getting, then I would have a big problem with it.

What warrants a raise? Gridlock stupidity? Inept understanding of the current economy? If so then yes, they deserve this raise.

Call me crazy but where I come from, you get raise if you produce or ADD to the bottom line.

These carpetbaggers only worsened the problem.

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Ehhh, most places I've worked will usually give a Cost of Living raise, even to the deadweight.

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if companys are ignert. no reason we should expect more from our gubment.

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this is not a surprise? I mean how many senators you think turned down this "raise" they are not just senators but they are all millionaires, i do not understand why any of them need a raise? the country is so fuged and they get more money? I guess its alot of responsibility running every 6 years, taking all the tax payers money, giving tax money to huge coorporations for failing and maybe supporting a family, when most of their families are not immediate but extended...man oh man do need that money...

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If they are worthy of a raise, are the citizens who elected THEM not worthy of the same Thrift plan?

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What warrants a raise? Gridlock stupidity? Inept understanding of the current economy? If so then yes, they deserve this raise.

Call me crazy but where I come from, you get raise if you produce or ADD to the bottom line.

These carpetbaggers only worsened the problem.

But some of the congress persons do a good job while others dont. Same as with any organizations.

As Delhommey said, I don't mind a cost of living raise. But if they get even .001% more than anyone else in government, then I say off with their heads.

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the point i think is when almost everyone in the country is told this is rough times, to cut back, set priorites, expect more sacrafices. these greedy fuggers get a raise. can we lay off a % of congress to represent whats going on with the american people? id love that.

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the point i think is when almost everyone in the country is told this is rough times, to cut back, set priorites, expect more sacrafices. these greedy fuggers get a raise. can we lay off a % of congress to represent whats going on with the american people? id love that.

I think we just did on Nov 4th. :)

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i mean lay off and not fill the postion with someone worse or the almost same as the one we just layed off. lol

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Man oh man, do we need term limits for these clowns...

term limits are undemocratic

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term limits are undemocratic

Not if people are allowed to vote for term limits. :)

I am not so sure they are a good idea, but I think they should be done as a constitutional amendment.

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Not if people are allowed to vote for term limits. :)

voting to remove rights is called something else.

I am not so sure they are a good idea, but I think they should be done as a constitutional amendment.

this would involve people in power to allow their states to vote to limit their power or limit their power themselves so that's never going to happen.

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