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Senate Votes to Kill Its
Own Pay Raise

Roll Call, by Niels Lesniewski

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/1/2013 2:14:48 PM

Buried in the fiscal cliff deal passed by the Senate early Tuesday morning is a provision to halt a scheduled salary increase for members of Congress themselves. The bill contains a one-sentence provision that would block a scheduled cost-of-living adjustment for representatives and senators that is due to take place when the continuing resolution under which the federal government is currently operating expires on March 27. Congressional pay has not been increased since 2009, in part because the vote is so unpopular with the public given the recent recession, the push for deficit reduction and the high disapproval ratings

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 2:21:05 PM     (No. 9093351)

I say Congress should get NO pay until the United States of America has a budget.
They aren´t worth a warm bucket of spit.
3 years with no budget..thanks for nothing Harry Reid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 1/1/2013 2:28:51 PM     (No. 9093358)

#1 Right on! Right on! Right on!

I will be composing yet ANOTHER letter to my infamous politicians telling them such! And we ALL should do the same thing!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/1/2013 2:30:43 PM     (No. 9093364)

No pay raises for federal employees either; their pay is part of that unseen budget as well.
Perhaps this would prod those federal employees to demand that a budget be passed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/1/2013 2:39:33 PM     (No. 9093370)

I would support not paying them at all!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/1/2013 2:43:25 PM     (No. 9093374)

They probably have a field day with their gov´t issued credit cards anyway or the CBC going on a fact finding mission in the Bahamas.But anyway,I guess it´s a positive they rejected it but they won´t find many tears shedding about it.

To say this saves money is as laughable as getting rid of the dollar bill to save $3 billion over 20 years.

You can bet there´s millions of Obama voters who would gladly take this turned back money in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/1/2013 2:49:29 PM     (No. 9093382)

They had to kill it since this made news the other day and people were up in arms about it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/1/2013 2:51:33 PM     (No. 9093388)

Obama ordered a pay raise for all federal workers to cover the increase in taxes coming in 2013 and beyond.

Why should Obama`s Army pay for higher taxes when the private sector can do it for them....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dante, 1/1/2013 3:11:32 PM     (No. 9093405)

The big money comes from the lobbyists anyway.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/1/2013 3:17:10 PM     (No. 9093409)

While they´re at it they need to kill all of the bucks for the zippy/mooch vacations, golf games, dinner dates, WH parties, etc. The first parasites should be forced to live the same way the rest of us are currently living. No more perks!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sandbar, 1/1/2013 3:21:54 PM     (No. 9093415)

I believe this just kills the cost of living increase and NOT the raise Bambi decreed last week.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 1/1/2013 3:22:25 PM     (No. 9093416)

How about the vice-President? Did he join them? Maybe Obama wants more for himself too!

Reducing taxes or raising taxes is not as important as "stopping" spending!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/1/2013 3:59:00 PM     (No. 9093455)

This is NOT a good enough reason to vote for this, and is probably a recognition that the bill has no chance in the House.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/1/2013 4:02:03 PM     (No. 9093459)

The sums involved are insignificant when compared to the feast of influence that Senators enjoy. Of course, that influence is invisible, while this so-called pay raise is visible.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: billkoch, 1/1/2013 4:36:11 PM     (No. 9093494)

Why did obama raise the pay? He was testing his dictatorship ability. Wake up America.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 4:41:37 PM     (No. 9093499)

Well, isn´t that sweet of them. I have to wonder why the idiots we elect get paid at all considering the complete lack of duty they perform. When we get a budget, they should get paid! Until that time, they should get a single loaf of bread on each payday as a reminder to them that their duty is connected to real people!! Nothing more!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/1/2013 4:42:01 PM     (No. 9093500)

I don´t care if its a 50 cent pay raise. No federal workers should get any sort of raise. Period.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/1/2013 4:54:24 PM     (No. 9093511)

Cost of living increase? Oh Yeah that BRIBE!
Now how about gutting off those retirement millions for the long term thieves.
The Constitution never factored more than travel expense from their states to the capitol and home just once while Congress was in session.
A professional Congressional corp was never intended nor was more than a total of 2 senators and two reps from each state.
It´s amazing how we the suckers get trolled into paying so many for doing so little for our benefit.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/1/2013 5:00:36 PM     (No. 9093520)

Why not since they get money in so many other ways.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/1/2013 5:46:00 PM     (No. 9093576)

I don´t think they have any say in the matter since Czar Obama´s ukase giving them a raise.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 1/1/2013 5:59:57 PM     (No. 9093588)

So noble and selfless of them.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/1/2013 6:02:10 PM     (No. 9093595)

Good for you #2!!! That´s the way to do it. Right behind ya!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 12:26:28 AM     (No. 9094027)

# 2 I went to Congress.org and sent off my multiple emails earlier this evening.

There are seniors in this country that receive less in SS than the Wookie pays for a pair of shoes or one of their date nights.

Speak now or forever hold your peace.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: noddy, 1/2/2013 12:50:45 AM     (No. 9094045)

No pay increases and no bonuses. And forget the shindigs we´ve been paying for. Then somewhere, somehow we must get someone to attack term limits.

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