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Dems halt effort to secure pay increase
for lawmakers, as contempt votes,
funding drama loom

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Posted By: Toledo, 6/11/2019 7:11:16 AM

House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it. Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with senior leaders earning more, and no cost-of-living adjustments have been made in the past nine years. However, vulnerable swing-state Democrats, concerned how the proposed $4,500 pay hike would look if it didn't also have Republican support, had signed onto amendments rejecting the measure.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare 6/11/2019 7:33:16 AM (No. 95583)
This is a congress that can’t even do its constitutional job....where is the budget? They do provide entertainment, but jesters are cheaper
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Reply 2 - Posted by: anniebc 6/11/2019 7:36:34 AM (No. 95585)
More than half of them need to be fired, not rewarded with a raise.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/11/2019 7:51:50 AM (No. 95596)
This zoo will never change until we kick out long time incumbents. They don’t earn what they make now and yet expect to be treated like royalty.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx 6/11/2019 8:38:52 AM (No. 95615)
They aren't doing anything now. Why should we pay them more to do nothing. No pay raise!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 6/11/2019 8:47:24 AM (No. 95622)
Go ahead, Congress, raise your pay. We could not conjure up any more hate and contempt for you so go for it. When the bubble bursts, the Capitol building will be among the first to be swept out and I don't mean, like with a broom.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Krause 6/11/2019 9:06:50 AM (No. 95641)
The dems are so stupid. How could anybody want them to lead the country in these times? What do they have to offer? All they think about is hating Trump and chasing vindication.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: janjan 6/11/2019 9:10:57 AM (No. 95647)
Someone should politely point out to the little socialist that there is a difference between congressional pay and the private sector. If the poor babies can't make ends meet on $174K perhaps they should resign and go find a real job. Government employees are funded by taxpayers and Congress polls lower than a root canal. How is more money for them going to benefit America?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HotRod 6/11/2019 9:28:59 AM (No. 95671)
FTA: ''...everybody should get cost of living increases to accommodate for the changes in our economy.'' How about another nice tax cut, so the taxpayers can get a ''It’s not even like a raise,'' as Ocasio-Cortez said! See? a tax cut would help everyone keep up with inflation!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rockytop 6/11/2019 9:33:58 AM (No. 95675)
Are you kidding me? They out to take a 50% pay cut, at the very least, given the lack of accomplishment on completing the Nation's business.
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