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    many on unemployment and this asshole gives these idiots a raise

    Obama approves pay raise for Congress | Fox News

    As Americans brace for across-the-board tax hikes, President Obama is giving members of Congress -- and his No. 2 -- a pay raise.

    Obama signed an executive order last week that will lift a ban on pay freezes for federal employees.

    So who benefits? Vice President Biden, for starters. According to disclosure forms, Biden made $225,521 last year. After his raise which goes into effect March 27, 2013, he’ll be taking home $231,900.

    Rank-and-file members of Congress, meanwhile, will see a $900 bump -- up from $174,000. Congressional leaders will receive a slightly higher raise, with the House speaker receiving a $1,100 salary increase to $224,600. The top two Senate leaders will see pay rise $1,000, to $194,400.

    They aren’t the only ones who will see a bump in their paycheck. Obama also OK’d raises for circuit and district court judges.

    Some have questioned why the president would give Congress a pat on the back at a time when neither Republicans nor Democrats have been able to come to a compromise on how to head off $600 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in Jan. 1, which could possibly drag the U.S. economy into another recession.
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    More sick and wrong shit. Their pay rate should be based on the prosperity of the country.....and right about now they need to be paying us for the privilege of being our employees.....
    They are talking about furloughs for fed. employees. I think that is a great idea. One week at a time so they can't collect unemployment. It would be a good way to figure out how many of them aren't really even needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoldHondaBoughtHondo View Post
    More sick and wrong shit. Their pay rate should be based on the prosperity of the country.....and right about now they need to be paying us for the privilege of being our employees.....
    They are talking about furloughs for fed. employees. I think that is a great idea. One week at a time so they can't collect unemployment. It would be a good way to figure out how many of them aren't really even needed.
    How about a permanent furlough ....................... we'll call when we need them.



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    I can tell you why obama would give congres raise. To thank them for NOT coming up with a by partisan deal to stop the automatic tax increase. That way he can keep his campain promise of not raising taxes. It's "THE CONGRESS FAULT" Where in reality it's OBAMA'S FAULT by not renewing the tax releif deal like he did last term. How anyone can believe him is beyond me.

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    Why not? It's not like your normal business owner (and our country should be run like a business!) that has a responsibility to his debtors (taxpayers). He's home free to buy everyone he wants. Hell, he's already bought 47%... Add the government employees to that and the rest of us are fucked.

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    Can anyone say "Budget"??? How about no one gets a single dime until they write and PASS a long over due BUDGET!!! By Constitutional LAW, Harry Reid is in contempt for not bringing a budget to the Senate floor for a vote...So, no raises for anyone until those raises are part of a PASSED, both branches of Congress, Budget.... The "Debt Ceiling" debate that is coming very soon can, and SHOULD, shut down the gov't pay checks and require that the tax payers get a refund for a job NOT DONE....

    Hey Harry, NO budget, NO PAY.... You got that Harry, No budget, NO PAY!!!! You are not GOD Harry, you're just a senile stooge.....

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    Some of you speak as if it's not the full intention of this administration to derail everything about this country. The fiscal cliff is only one disastrous step in the complete breakdown of this nation - which is the set of tracks this train is running full steam ahead on. I'm sorry for you if you can't see this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Some of you speak as if it's not the full intention of this administration to derail everything about this country. The fiscal cliff is only one disastrous step in the complete breakdown of this nation - which is the set of tracks this train is running full steam ahead on. I'm sorry for you if you can't see this.

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    I just sent both Senators an email message telling them that no pay raises should be allowed until we have a balanced budget passed ON TIME! That includes me, who have worked for the govt for 30+ years. I suggest you all immediately do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I just sent both Senators an email message telling them that no pay raises should be allowed until we have a balanced budget passed ON TIME! That includes me, who have worked for the govt for 30+ years. I suggest you all immediately do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I just sent both Senators an email message telling them that no pay raises should be allowed until we have a balanced budget passed ON TIME! That includes me, who have worked for the govt for 30+ years. I suggest you all immediately do the same.
    Maybe you should've voted smarter. Too little - too late pal. No doubt they'll follow your advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I just sent both Senators an email message telling them that no pay raises should be allowed until we have a balanced budget passed ON TIME! That includes me, who have worked for the govt for 30+ years. I suggest you all immediately do the same.
    I think people should be awarded a salary based upon their achievements, don't you? The harder you work for me-----us---- the more I will----can---- pay you. The problem is, government salary, raises, etc. seem to be more based on seniority and not productivity. Kind of like unions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I just sent both Senators an email message telling them that no pay raises should be allowed until we have a balanced budget passed ON TIME! That includes me, who have worked for the govt for 30+ years. I suggest you all immediately do the same.
    You really are that gullible to believe he's not lying when he says stuff like this, earlier today?

    "And if we’re going to be serious about deficit reduction and debt reduction, then it’s going to have to be a matter of shared sacrifice -- at least as long as I’m President."

    To clarify. The president signed this into law. Yet he wants everyone to have "Shared Sacrifice". Do you see the contradiction there?
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    Well the House has the right idea. Issa has brought two bills to the House floor TODAY.... While the bills both spit in the President's eye, one continues the "pay freeze" that WAS in place through 2013 for everyone on the Federal payroll, (except Armed Services), and the other bill merely freezes the President, VP, and Congress' pay at current rates, but allows COL raises for the "middle class" Federal worker.... Surprisingly, (or not) the dims screamed like little girls about the Fed worker's pay freeze...Hmmm, aren't the Federal rank and file employees UNIONIZED?.... That would explain why the dims screamed so loud.... The "overall" bill WILL pass the House, but would have little chance with the UNION loving Senate, which is quite likely why ISSA has the back up bill that just addresses the Pres, VP, and Congress......
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