Nadie_AZ: And yet those on food stamps and welfare are living the good life.
elvisaintdead: He's also an MD.OB-GYN, in fact. There's plenty of green for him, right there in the pink.
Serious Black: thurstonxhowell: Serious Black: I think that could be viewed as a gross violation of the First Amendment.How so? I didn't say it would be the law. I just said people would do it. "Lobbyist" isn't a protected class, so I can refuse to do business with them to my heart's content.Sure, you can do that to your heart's content, but everyone else will be free to do so as well. And believe me, Congress will still listen to what lobbyists say even if you somehow lower public opinion of lobbyists even further than the already dreadfully low depths it lingers in today.
error 303: Arkanaut: error 303: Then again, once you're in for a bit, you've got an easy path to being a high paid lobbyist/policy wonk making money, so maybe it's trivial, but still, $172k isn't all that much for the importance and responsibility of the position these folks are in.Is it too much to expect our representatives to serve the public out of a sense of duty? I mean, it's not like they're starving on $172k a year.That's a valid question. I can see agrguments on both side. I work for the government, and there is sort of a nice sense of reward knowing that my labor isn't just going into share holder profits and CEO compensation, but I wasn't exactly super excited to get my furlough notice and pay reduction because I'm doing this soley out of a sense of duty.I'm not saying congress critters should be getting compensated at the CEO level or anything, but they're definitely not getting paid comensurate with the work they're performing either.
FarkedOver: We should all play a game of Mad Libs!People who get get into politics to become wealthy should be ______________! (verb)
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