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(Gawker)   GOP Congresswoman is asked if she'll forgo pay during the shutdown. "I need my paycheck. That's the bottom line." Constituents seen at Home Depot in the torch and pitchfork aisle   (gawker.com) divider line 213
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2013-10-04 11:55:11 AM  
Party of "personal responsibility."

Ellmers husband is a general surgeon who runs his own practice.

I'm sure they're hurting for money.
 
2013-10-04 11:58:10 AM  
I hope to Christ her political opponents point that up every time she opens her mouth.
 
2013-10-04 12:01:11 PM  

impaler: Party of "personal responsibility."

Ellmers husband is a general surgeon who runs his own practice.

I'm sure they're hurting for money.


And she's an RN so I'm sure they weren't hurting for money beforehand.
 
2013-10-04 12:05:05 PM  
Meanwhile, Al Franken is donating his to hunger relief back home.

Stay classy, folks. Stay. Classy.
 
2013-10-04 12:10:16 PM  
Her constituents are likely too busy picking their nose and breathing through their mouths to even notice.
 
2013-10-04 12:30:20 PM  
Hey, how's about you go fark yourself, lady?  That sound good for you?  Great.  Lots of people aren't getting paid as a result of this shutdown.  You are not a special snowflake, no matter how much you wish it to be so.
 
2013-10-04 12:32:12 PM  
This was the nutjob who was on Chris Hayes' show on Monday or something. She's delusional.
 
2013-10-04 12:35:17 PM  
She's getting a salary of $174k plus benefits (travel reimbursements, health care, etc). Her husband is a surgeon with his own practice. If you're living so high on the hog that you can't go without a week or two of one of those paychecks with incomes like that, you're either far too stupid with money to be in congress, or a Republican representative.

/but then, I repeat myself...
 
2013-10-04 12:38:04 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Hey, how's about you go fark yourself, lady?  That sound good for you?  Great.  Lots of people aren't getting paid as a result of this shutdown.  You are not a special snowflake, no matter how much you wish it to be so.


My National Guard training for this month got cancelled.  It's not a huge amount of money for a drill weekend, but it covers my utilities and car insurance.
 
2013-10-04 12:40:42 PM  
Sounds like she was swept into office with the wave of Tea Party reformers.

Anyone know if she voted for the shutdown? I assume she did, and if so she should be pilloried for her hypocrisy.
 
2013-10-04 12:42:44 PM  

Sgt Otter: Coco LaFemme: Hey, how's about you go fark yourself, lady?  That sound good for you?  Great.  Lots of people aren't getting paid as a result of this shutdown.  You are not a special snowflake, no matter how much you wish it to be so.

My National Guard training for this month got cancelled.  It's not a huge amount of money for a drill weekend, but it covers my utilities and car insurance.


as Robert Heinlien once observed: ""People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt."

Just like during the Wall street crash, the reckless SOBS who caused the mess feel no impact from it, and the honest, hard-working folks take it in the shorts.

how long ARE we going to put up with this?
 
2013-10-04 12:51:25 PM  
WTF is up with her eyes? I can't tell if they're crossed or what but something isn't right there. It's like an optical illusion.

mrplinkett.jpg

What's wrong with her faaace?


Oh,and stick your paycheck up your ass,you googley-eyed freak.
 
2013-10-04 01:02:01 PM  
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Do you see this? Because I'm doing it as hard as I can.

You can't afford to postpone your $174k/yr salary for a few weeks? How many of the 800,000 furloughed workers are the primary earners and make a heck of a lot less?
 
2013-10-04 01:06:44 PM  
This a person who won her congressional seat in part by running against "a victory mosque at Ground Zero" back in 2010 (while implying that her opponent was all for it). Is there really any boneheaded thing she can say that would be a surprise?
 
2013-10-04 01:09:21 PM  
Christ, what a Coontwaffle.
 
2013-10-04 01:10:09 PM  

Sybarite: This a person who won her congressional seat in part by running against "a victory mosque at Ground Zero" back in 2010 (while implying that her opponent was all for it). Is there really any boneheaded thing she can say that would be a surprise?


Don't put that out there, she might see it and take it as a challenge.
 
2013-10-04 01:14:26 PM  
I am in favor of paying congresscriters a generous salary - otherwise only the independently- wealthy need apply. But if they shut shiat down they should suffer the same consequences as other govt employees.
 
2013-10-04 01:18:20 PM  
Those plastic surgeries aren't going to pay for themselves, people!
 
2013-10-04 01:18:20 PM  

vudukungfu: Christ, what a Coontwaffle.


I prefer rucking fetarded twunt, but then again, I'm not good people...
 
2013-10-04 01:19:08 PM  
I noted yesterday that she looks like someone that would take all the bacon at the breakfast buffet.
 
2013-10-04 01:19:40 PM  

DamnYankees: This was the nutjob who was on Chris Hayes' show on Monday or something. She's delusional.


Of course she's delusional. She's a southern republican.
 
2013-10-04 01:21:47 PM  
She looks kinda like the mom from Good Luck Charlie.
 
2013-10-04 01:21:48 PM  

Sgt Otter: Coco LaFemme: Hey, how's about you go fark yourself, lady?  That sound good for you?  Great.  Lots of people aren't getting paid as a result of this shutdown.  You are not a special snowflake, no matter how much you wish it to be so.

My National Guard training for this month got cancelled.  It's not a huge amount of money for a drill weekend, but it covers my utilities and car insurance.


I can understand needing the money from drill, but where I come from, complaining about drill getting cancelled will get your ass kicked.
 
2013-10-04 01:22:00 PM  
I argued with a guy about North Carolina at lunch yesterday.  He kept saying the legislature was liberal-heavy.  Then he said he hadn't been there in the last 7 years and I smiled and said "I wouldn't visit it for another 7, bucko."
 
2013-10-04 01:23:11 PM  
Since most of the republican's motto is "I got mine so fark you", this is not at all surprising, but kinda honest.
 
2013-10-04 01:23:49 PM  
Attention Renee Ellmers, you know how you feel like you really need your paycheck and can't afford to give it up during the shutdown?  Imagine the hundreds of thousands of people you've furloughed feeling the exact same way.  Any guilt you may feel is called empathy.
 
2013-10-04 01:24:22 PM  
Hey, lady, know who else needs their paycheque?

Here's a tip: They also work for the government.
 
2013-10-04 01:25:28 PM  

vudukungfu: Christ, what a the honorable Coontwaffle from North Carolina.

FIFY

 
2013-10-04 01:26:10 PM  

impaler: Party of "personal responsibility."

Ellmers husband is a general surgeon who runs his own practice.

I'm sure they're hurting for money.


How many surgeons run their own practice these days (other than that Gosnell fellow)?

I'm guessing he's all boot-strappy and cash-only.  I wonder if his name is Nick Riviera.
 
2013-10-04 01:26:18 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: WTF is up with her eyes? I can't tell if they're crossed or what but something isn't right there. It's like an optical illusion.

mrplinkett.jpg

What's wrong with her faaace?


Oh,and stick your paycheck up your ass,you googley-eyed freak.


Fetal alcohol syndrome. One of the signs is facial asymmetry. If you drew a line across her face, you'd see one is higher than the other.
 
2013-10-04 01:27:04 PM  
Not mine, but worth reposting here (from the comments on the link):

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2013-10-04 01:27:30 PM  
Isn't the number of those furloughed now closer to 1 million?  I know it's predicted to go higher as those entities running on carryover funds have to shut down.

I'm guessing NC has more than its fair share of the furloughed.  Maybe she thinks she's going to prop up the economy by doing more shopping.
 
2013-10-04 01:28:22 PM  
Usually I avoid the word c*nt.

She deserves it.
 
2013-10-04 01:29:04 PM  

bborchar: Not mine, but worth reposting here (from the comments on the link):

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FarkUs project:

#INeedMyPaycheckThatsTheBottomLine needs to trend on Twatter.
 
2013-10-04 01:29:06 PM  

Kentucky Fried Panda: vudukungfu: Christ, what a the honorable BlueWaffle from North Carolina.

FIFY

/FTFTFY
 
2013-10-04 01:29:37 PM  
She probably needs the income to assist a family member with healthcare costs.
 
2013-10-04 01:29:59 PM  

Magorn: Just like during the Wall street crash, the reckless SOBS who caused the mess feel no impact from it, and the honest, hard-working folks take it in the shorts.

how long ARE we going to put up with this?


I am still seething over how the AIG and Goldman-Sachs guys still got their bonuses because it was a contractual obligation, but when it comes to union workers, particularly in the public sector, those contracts can be ignored.
 
2013-10-04 01:31:31 PM  
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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 01:31:31 PM  
I just wonder exactly how bad things have to get before certain voters realize they do nothing but elect idiots.
 
2013-10-04 01:31:38 PM  
So who's her corporate sponsor that's holding out on her? Koch bros? As I've said before, none of the people in the House, Senate and Presidential powers and related positions live paycheck to paycheck. If they do, they're TERRIBLE money managers and I wouldn't trust them with anything.
 
2013-10-04 01:32:00 PM  
I always say, cut YOUR insurance first, cut YOUR pay first, cut YOUR benefits first, show us how it is done, then you can talk about ours. Until then shut up.
 
2013-10-04 01:32:14 PM  
She looks like she's got Downs so I'm not surprised with her remark
 
2013-10-04 01:32:43 PM  
If she added "and because fark you that's why" she would have been totally honest
 
2013-10-04 01:33:15 PM  
Any law talkers want to clarify something for me. I have read this:

27th Amendment to the Constitution specifically stipulates that the salaries of the House and Senate cannot change until a congressional election has come and gone. Members of both chambers currently make $174,000.

Does that really mean they can't not be paid? I mean they can donate their pay like Franken but would it violate the Constitution to not pay them?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 01:34:16 PM  

Graffito: Magorn: Just like during the Wall street crash, the reckless SOBS who caused the mess feel no impact from it, and the honest, hard-working folks take it in the shorts.

how long ARE we going to put up with this?

I am still seething over how the AIG and Goldman-Sachs guys still got their bonuses because it was a contractual obligation, but when it comes to union workers, particularly in the public sector, those contracts can be ignored.


Exactly.  Still no one in jail from that fiasco, either.  Almost no money returned to victims of robo signers.  We have more foreclosed homes vacant than homeless.  If an individual did what these thieves did thousands of time they would have to forfeit the property.  Why (besides campaign contributions, naturally) are they allowed to keep property that the stole?  Maybe them forfeit the property to the mortgage holder or give that property to the homeless.
 
2013-10-04 01:34:26 PM  

jst3p: Any law talkers want to clarify something for me. I have read this:

27th Amendment to the Constitution specifically stipulates that the salaries of the House and Senate cannot change until a congressional election has come and gone. Members of both chambers currently make $174,000.

Does that really mean they can't not be paid? I mean they can donate their pay like Franken but would it violate the Constitution to not pay them?


Yes.
 
2013-10-04 01:34:48 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: WTF is up with her eyes? I can't tell if they're crossed or what but something isn't right there. It's like an optical illusion.

mrplinkett.jpg

What's wrong with her faaace?


Oh,and stick your paycheck up your ass,you googley-eyed freak.


She's obviously in distress from trying to get her single synapse to fire.  Poor teatard baby.
 
2013-10-04 01:35:17 PM  
For the first time, I wrote my Congressman last night. This is the letter:

Congressman Grimm:

I have always paid more attention to national politics than state-level politics, and my choices of congressmen on both state and federal levels have generally been party line. That ends now, because the current situation in Washington has engaged me.

It is a disgrace that Congress, and specifically the actions of the GOP, have resulted in the current government shutdown and the question of raising the debt ceiling. After over 40 failed attempts to repeal the ACA, Congressional Republicans have chosen to use the budget and the debt as bargaining chips and are more concerned with saving face and winning political points than serving the people of their districts and the United States of America. This includes you.

My personal political beliefs aside, I respect moderation, and I would honestly have no problem with a moderate Republican representing me even if I disagreed with many issues. However, it is clear that the current Republican party has no moderation, and no reasonable moderate or conservative should stand with a party that embraces extremism and displays a consistent ignorance of the value of compromise. No politician who wishes to represent and serve his constituents and the country should stand with a party that puts pride and obstinence before its duty, and that has resorted to economic hostage-taking because every other legal avenue to repeal a law that is dislikes, including over 40 votes in Congress, has failed.

The debt ceiling has become another political bargaining chip for your party, and that is a far greater disgrace that is clearly and explicitly unconstitutional. This political game of chicken not only puts the economic health of this country in jeopardy to satisfy the ignorant pride of a handful of your colleagues, but it ignores the 14th amendment, which states in section 4: "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."

Vote to pass a clean continuing resolution and to raise the debt ceiling. Break party ranks and serve your constituents and the country. I have been a passive, ambivalent resident of Bay Ridge since I came here, only looking at major elections. If you stand with Congressional Republicans on the budget and the debt ceiling, continue the shutdown and jeopardize our standing as a nation that pays its bills, I will cease to be passive and will dedicate my time, money, and passion to seeing that you do not represent me in the next election. I will campaign, I will write, I will speak with my neighbors and fellow New Yorkers and see that an army of the formerly passive and ambivalent stand up to vote against you and make clear with their ballots that we will not be represented by someone who puts party and pride before constituents and country.

I want to be able to ignore you, to shrug at smaller elections and let chips fall where they may. I'm willing to do that with moderate conservatives even if I disagree with them. But I will not sit idly by and see someone who represents me in Congress stand with the people who are willing to put this nation's health and safety on the line to satisfy their fevered egos simply because they disagree with a law that has passed, been deemed constitutional, and has failed to be repealed over 40 times in Congress.

Sincerely, [Bloody William],
A voter and resident of New York's 11th Congressional District who would dearly like the situation to not be so dire that he feels the need to write this letter and possibly campaign with passion next year.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 01:35:43 PM  

jst3p: Any law talkers want to clarify something for me. I have read this:

27th Amendment to the Constitution specifically stipulates that the salaries of the House and Senate cannot change until a congressional election has come and gone. Members of both chambers currently make $174,000.

Does that really mean they can't not be paid? I mean they can donate their pay like Franken but would it violate the Constitution to not pay them?


Yes.  It does mean they have to be paid.  It's an unintended consequence and it's another candidate for amendment.
 
2013-10-04 01:35:46 PM  

jst3p: Any law talkers want to clarify something for me. I have read this:

27th Amendment to the Constitution specifically stipulates that the salaries of the House and Senate cannot change until a congressional election has come and gone. Members of both chambers currently make $174,000.

Does that really mean they can't not be paid? I mean they can donate their pay like Franken but would it violate the Constitution to not pay them?


Not paying employees for work performed is a violation of the Antideficiency Act, which is why furloughed employees can't volunteer to continue doing work.
 
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