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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: carewemust
No. They don't deserve it.
But I'm not sure how to keep them from doing what they think their job is.
originally posted by: carewemust
Sunday April 30, 2017
We (the taxpayers) pay each Congressman/Congresswoman a minimum base salary, ranging from $174,000 to $223,000 a year. They are in Washington D.C. "working", only 138 days a year. Each week, Congress is "in session" for just 19 pitiful hours!
As of this writing, the United States faces an imminent Government Shut-Down. Major Tax-Reform needs to worked on, Urgent ObamaCare Repairs are Needed, and Kim Jong (North Korea) is threatening to use Nuclear weapons on a target of his choosing, any day now.
Congress put these important items on the back-burner, and galloped away on a 2 week Easter vacation, that ended just 6 days ago. Five days from now, on May 4th, the House will adjourn for ANOTHER WEEK of vacation!
Members of Congress constantly state that they work for, and serve at, the pleasure of American citizens. If that's the case, how can we demand that they work AT LEAST as many hours as we do on our jobs? What entity controls the work schedule of Congress? Who can we write?
This is ridiculous!