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Old 02-14-2013, 05:43 PM  
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Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers' jobs.

"I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."

The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.

Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.

"It's a hard question to ask me because most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families," she said. "A pay cut to me doesn't mean as much."

She also emphasized that Congress should do everything it can to preclude such decisions by preventing the sequester cuts from taking effect at all.

"A sequester should be out of the question," she said.

Still, with the clock ticking down to March 1 and with both chambers of Congress out of town next week the chances of reaching a deal are growing slimmer. With that in mind, some lawmakers say they're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

"We are, in fact, obviously contemplating a sequester," Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week. "Obviously we are going to take a cut, like everybody else, and we will have to accommodate that."


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Old 02-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #46
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No, it's not. I think you'll find people both left and right that would enjoy seeing congress enjoy less.

The funny thing is that driver2 didn't originally acknowledge any republicans in his "they're scum" rant, my post was pointing that out and in his reply he agreed both sides are at fault. Meanwhile you were riding your high horse like you're the only one seeing this is a bipartisan problem.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #47
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Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of 35 million dollars. **** you, Nancy.
I lean left, but I agree with you.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #48
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Another reason why I don't understand sending a business man to the presidency. He has to get shit through congress to get anything done. Out of touch vipers don't care...
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #49
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #50
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So this is just a D vs. R thing for you, got it.
It's that way with the entire DC crowd. They come to this site to argue, so it's pretty normal for them to be hypersensitive about issues such as this one. They'll do anything to spark a debate.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #51
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #52
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It's that way with the entire DC crowd. They come to this site to argue, so it's pretty normal for them to be hypersensitive about issues such as this one. They'll do anything to spark a debate.
Bullshit who are you accusing of coming here to argue...and....and who are you calling hypersensitive???
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #53
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They pay taxes just like you.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #54
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Poor Pelosi! She will have to rely on insider trading if she is forced to take a pay cut. What a ****.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #56
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:52 PM   #57
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Here's what mainstream repubs and dems don't understand.

These assholes in congress play on the same team and are for the same issues, it's just spewed out w/ different rhetoric.

They (congress and their circles) want more money, they want to get the wealth, and they want the people to be dumbed down, jobless, broke and unarmed. That way the American people are dependent on the govt and they can control everything.

Our constitution was put into place to try and prevent this, and almost 250 yrs later here we are, govt so big that it's completely corrupt out of control. High end govt officials and the financial elite scratch eachothers backs while this country falls to it's knees, American people are suffering and these crooks in DC DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT CHANGING ANYTHING.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #59
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the members of congress are there to serve themselves and the elite and that will not ever change. They are hand picked by the elite. You vote for them with the illusion of 'free choice.'
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #60
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didn't this congress also pass a bill for themselves to be exempt from Obamacare rules too? which is supposed to be unconstitutional. What a ****ing joke. I'm not sure if that bill passed or not though.
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