Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    All over the country, in all kinds of companies, people are taking pay cuts ( some voluntarily)... but did you notice that congress is getting ready to give themselves a cost of living raise???

    Did you notice they went on their holiday break and never resolved the "big 3" problem............They all should be fired, tarred & feathered, and publicly beaten in the town square.

    Now I'm not picky......Rep. & Dem. are all guilty, selfish people who don't really represent their hometown folks.

    They are only in it for Me, me, me, me.......hate 'em all !!:biting:
  2. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    very well said.
  3. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    I concur!
  4. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    One (1) six year term limit would fix a lot of the problem. No "golden parachute" retirement plan. Just the satisfaction of serving their country.......then back to their "day jobs"!!!!
  5. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    They should be fired along with Wall Street, the SEC and any other entity that does not have the best interest of the 300 million people who live and support the USA.
  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    But yet come election, did you once vote outside those republican and/or democrat candidates you say you hate?

    It's like we're all in a relationship based souly on physical abuse with us being the abused. We 8itch and complain about it to each other but then we turn right around and go back for more abuse knowing full good and well that we will be abused.

    Stop supporting citizen abuse!
  7. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    It is amazing they get anything done being in session on average 130 days a year. What a corrupt joke.
  8. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    In Pennsylvania the legislators can't have the raise withheld because of the way some crook wrote the law. They can write a check returning the raise to the State Treasury, but some of them claim they are giving it to the worthy charity's in their home district.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    They are coming to a town near you......let's totally ignore them and make them sweat about Nov.
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm for term limits as well, however a limit on six years would keep good representatives that actually take the job seriously from even running. One law that should be passed is that any one voting on a wage increase for lawmakers not be allowed to receive the increase until they have been re-elected to the office. I have a serious problem with their retirement program also.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    The must-pass spending bill pending in the Senate includes a little-noticed provision that would pay the family of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd for the salary he would have commanded in the next fiscal year.

    The Senate handbook says that upon the death of a senator who had been serving in office, “in the next appropriations bill, an item will be inserted for a gratuity to be paid to the widow(er) or other next- of-kin, in the amount of one-year’s compensation.”

    As a result, the bill calls for “equal shares” of the late senator’s $193,400 salary to be split between Byrd’s seven children and grandchildren.

    The practice has been long followed by both parties and in both chambers, including in 2007 when the widows of the late Wyoming GOP Sen. Craig Thomas and the late Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio) each received $165,200 for the salary that the two men would have received.
    Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Edward M. Kennedy, late a Senator from Massachussetts, $174,000.
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    There's a Dem (Pratt) running for his 14th term......too too much!!!
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The lamest, lame duck.....
  15. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  16. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I watched the passing of the gavel from Pelosi to Boehner today. I didn't time it, but I think Pelosi spoke longer. It was all about her.....she was the first woman speaker, she was the first Italian-American speaker, etc, etc.

    She said about the goals being paying down the she ever thought about that in the past 2 years. She said something about job wasn't her priority before. Lies, lies out of her mouth!!

    I'm just glad she's out of that THIRD place right now!! :sick:
  19. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    So now the Speaker's job is back in the hands of a white guy. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was!
  20. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Moreluck is right, beats having any woman in politics ! LOL :)