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CptBengal
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Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
...to the deficit?

Make all Congressional pay a percentage of the yearly deficit. If they balance the budget, they get zero.

If they create a surplus they get paid.

If they create deficits...they pay out of pocket some percentage.



Thoughts?


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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Sure, now try to convince them to pass it.


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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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they create a surplus they get paid.


I never want to see a govt running a surplus.


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shinerfan
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
You run a risk of creating a situation where only those with family money can run for office.


CptBengal
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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You run a risk of creating a situation where only those with family money can run for office.


what do you think we have now?

The Senate is referred to as the "millionaires club"


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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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You run a risk of creating a situation where only those with family money can run for office.


signed: Landrieau's, Kennedy's, etc.


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CptRusty
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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You run a risk of creating a situation where only those with family money can run for office.




As if that isn't what is already in place?


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Powerman
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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Make all Congressional pay a percentage of the yearly deficit. If they balance the budget, they get zero.

If they create a surplus they get paid.

If they create deficits...they pay out of pocket some percentage.



Thoughts?


Seems very unreasonable

Maybe they could implement some baseline based on the previous year

You do better than the previous year and your salary reflects it

Of course the only problem with this is you're giving them a huge incentive to raise taxes


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shinerfan
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Its true enough that its largely a rich man's game now. But I wouldn't stack the deck further in their favor.


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Wait For It...
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
What pisses me off is that she calls it a job instead of a service. These people are suppose to be serving their country.



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Zach
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Any time you suggest cutting the pay of politicians their response is: "Well, if we didn't get paid only rich people could afford to run for office."

Duh, the politicians we have now are all rich people.


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DonChowder
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Or how about they also take part in that clusterfrick called the ACA


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Oyster
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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...to the deficit? Make all Congressional pay a percentage of the yearly deficit. If they balance the budget, they get zero. If they create a surplus they get paid. If they create deficits...they pay out of pocket some percentage. Thoughts?


You must want to see how high your taxes can go.


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PsychTiger
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
You think reducing their salaries will change anything? They all make enough in bribes to cover any losses in salary.


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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
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What pisses me off is that she calls it a job instead of a service. These people are suppose to be serving their country.

Seriously? It's absolutely a job.


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Tim
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
try term limits with zero pension or healthcare when they leave office


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RollTide1987
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
It's incredible how much they get paid....and even more incredible how lucrative their retirement package is. You can win a congressional seat, get kicked out after two years, and never have to work again. It's INSANE.



LSUwag
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Meanwhile these fricks are going to furlough Federal workers which is a salary reduction.

It's damned shame the asteroid didn't hit washington DC.


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LittlebyLittle
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
Until this country as a whole demands term-limits we will continue to get the same ol thing......low information-uninformed voters will continue to vote for the candidates [dems] that keep the gravy train and gub'ment handouts coming-----basically......we are screwed people...Yes we can! Forward!......Heil!


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LittlebyLittle
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re: Re: Pelosi thinking cutting her pay is undignified: Why not tie their salaries..
i forgot to add that pelosi is a brain dead count


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