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(Slate)   GOP congressman whines that he's "Stuck Here Making $172,000 a Year", and suddenly a symphony of tiny violins reached crescendo   ( divider line
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2013-09-19 10:41:16 AM  
4 votes:

Nadie_AZ: And yet those on food stamps and welfare are living the good life.


What percentage of those making $172,000+ have a fridge?
2013-09-19 12:38:24 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-09-19 11:42:06 AM  
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2013-09-19 10:25:47 AM  
2 votes:
He's also an MD.
OB-GYN, in fact.  There's plenty of green for him, right there in the pink.
2013-09-19 10:23:55 AM  
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: And yet those on food stamps and welfare are living the good life.

If they really wanted to get lots of government money for doing nothing they'd get elected
2013-09-19 10:23:06 AM  
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: And yet those on food stamps and welfare are living the good life.

They probably get bored with lobster and sushi all the time, though.
2013-09-19 08:25:27 PM  
1 vote:
Poor guy, he's barely middle class.

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2013-09-19 02:43:12 PM  
1 vote:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is speaking out against a cut in congressional pay because she says it will undermine the dignity of their positions. "I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi said. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."

Pelosi, whose husband, Paul, is a  real-estate mogul, was quick to add that slicing her own paycheck wouldn't "mean as much" as those senators who struggle to make ends meet on $174,000 per year. "

Because it's different when a democrat says it.
2013-09-19 02:01:40 PM  
1 vote:
he should just negotiate with his employer for a pay increase, or go out and get himself a second part time job to supplement his income.

in his spare time he can home cook his meals from beans, rice, chicken, potatoes and cans of tomatoes. he could also sublet rooms in his DC and GA. I bet his living room in GA is big enough to fit like two dozen migrant farm workers.

even better, he can have them plant his backyard with food, and share the proceeds when the surplus is sold at the market.
2013-09-19 01:14:46 PM  
1 vote:

elvisaintdead: He's also an MD.
OB-GYN, in fact.  There's plenty of green for him, right there in the pink.


Why are these creepy republican congress doctors ALWAYS gynecologists?

Although I guess being in congress at least keeps them away from patients.
2013-09-19 12:20:32 PM  
1 vote:
... Remember that scene in 'Airplane', with the hysterical woman being slapped to bring her to her senses?  And the camera pans left, to reveal the Looooong line of people waiting their turn, and the line escalating through sticks, clubs, brass knucks, guns, etc.?

Yeah, I say we set up a line just like that one for this guy, only a hell of a lot longer, to kick him in the nuts.
2013-09-19 12:13:15 PM  
1 vote:

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.

I think you're taking my little fantasy for an actual suggestion of how to fix government. It's not. I just want to spit on lobbyists and I wish more people would.
2013-09-19 11:32:34 AM  
1 vote:
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Then quit, you slimy farking walrus-looking piece of shiat! Get the fark out of my Congress! Get the fark out of my Congress! Now!
2013-09-19 11:21:47 AM  
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2013-09-19 11:20:09 AM  
1 vote:

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.

Yes, when you focus on income inequality, the place to do it is the people making north of $150,000 a year, who receive all kinds of fat, greasy perks, like for example being able to make insider stock trades.  Yes, that's the place to focus the spotlight.

Because most of them are super-intelligent and diligent, spending all of their time reading bills and learning all of the ramifications, consulting with their constituents, poring over volumes of research, instead of just receiving orders from their party on how to vote, and dividing their time between fundraising, partying and having their hair coiffed to Real Amercian perfection.
2013-09-19 11:15:04 AM  
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2013-09-19 10:57:09 AM  
1 vote:

FarkedOver: We should all play a game of Mad Libs!

People who get get into politics to become wealthy should be ______________!

Tortured until they weep blood? I mean, it's a verb phrase, but I think it fits.
2013-09-19 10:56:13 AM  
1 vote:
Garotte this little shiat with bootstraps.
2013-09-19 10:55:56 AM  
1 vote:
We should all play a game of Mad Libs!

People who get get into politics to become wealthy should be ______________!
2013-09-19 10:49:58 AM  
1 vote:
F*ck you asshole.
2013-09-19 10:42:27 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-09-19 10:21:35 AM  
1 vote:
And yet those on food stamps and welfare are living the good life.
2013-09-19 10:10:28 AM  
1 vote:
You know, Congressman, there's a way for the good folks in Georgia to help you get un-stuck...
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