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H.R. 270: Cutting Congresional Salaries

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  • walrus 4 years ago

    if they cut your salary $17,000 would you work harder?
    this just makes it easier to bribe them...they're going to be looking for some way to make that $17,000 back again and along comes a lobbyist.

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    Andrew Kirby 4 years ago

    Excellent comment, and thank you.

    I agree that if my salary was cut by 17 thousand dollars, I wouldnt want to work at all. But it could potentially affect none of the current Congressmen, because the "pay cuts" would not go into affect till the 113th congress starting in 2012.
    another fun fact, some of the founding fathers advocated for no pay for elected officials seeing it as a "public service"
    Again thank you for the comment, and get in contact with your representatives, and tell them how you feel.

  • walrus 4 years ago

    "...some of the founding fathers advocated for no pay for elected officials seeing it as a "public service"..."

    a representative with empty pockets would be a lobbyist's drooling dream

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    Andrew Kirby 4 years ago

    then its our responsibility as stewards of the government to elect those who would not compromise their standards of ethics, and own personal morality. Just because it can happen, does not mean it has to..

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