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Does new rep Tlaib deserve $174000/yr.?

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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 08:30 AM
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Pay scale for congress:

The Average Joe in Congress (there are 529 of them) gets paid $174,000 per year. But not everyone is average; the speaker of the House gets $223,500 a year, while the majority and minority leaders of both the Senate and the House, along with the President Pro Tempore, get paid $193,400 per year.Dec 6, 2018

Do we want to pay one to hate our President? I say no, here is how to remove the haters:

Removal of a Member of Congress. Even though citizens cannot recall a member of Congress, the individual chambers can remove members of the House of Representatives or Senate by way of expulsion. ... The House or Senate can expel a member if there is the support to do so by at least two-thirds of the members.Jul 5, 2018

Even though citizens cannot recall a member of Congress, the individual chambers can remove members of the House of Representatives or Senate by way of expulsion. There have been only 20 cases of expulsion in the history of the United States.

The House or Senate can expel a member if there is the support to do so by at least two-thirds of the members. There doesn't have to be a specific reason, but in the past expulsion has been used to punish House and Senate members who have committed a serious crime, abuse of their power or been "disloyal" to the United States.


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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

So we punish people for exercising their right to free expression?


That sounds more like what the authoritarian left would do.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Tlaib clearly expressed disloyalty to our President.

Not the type to help America or someone to be on loyal American's team.

Too bad all of the furious Dem reps calling for impeachnent can't be removed as well.


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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

She has a right to express herself.


Becoming a society that punishes people for thinking differently is wrong.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: ThatDidHappen
a reply to: DBCowboy

Tlaib clearly expressed disloyalty to our President.

Not the type to help America or someone to be on loyal American's team.

Too bad all of the furious Dem reps calling for impeachnent can't be removed as well.


Where is it a requirement for loyalty to the president?



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

one can be loyal to the country while not showing loyalty to the president and calling for their impeachment!!
Nixon, Clinton come to mind. and just how much loyalty did you republicans show obama??

wanting to purge everyone in gov't that doesn't like trump is more in line of what turkey, russia, saudi arabia, and the like would do and sounds quite unamerican to me!!

as far as how much these clowns are making, right now none of them should be getting a paycheck!! no the congress, not the president, not his administration!! if those working under them don't need a paycheck, they certainly don't either!!




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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: ThatDidHappen
a reply to: DBCowboy

Tlaib clearly expressed disloyalty to our President.

Not the type to help America or someone to be on loyal American's team.

Too bad all of the furious Dem reps calling for impeachnent can't be removed as well.



In America..we have freedom of speech



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:11 AM
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There isn't a damn one of them that "deserves" $174,000 a year!



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posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

She hasn't exactly hidden her views in the past and still was elected to represent her voter base.
So yeah, she deserves every perk the job entails.

On a side note, people bitch about the money these folks get paid. That's one thing I never complain about. If you want the best people possible doing an important job you need to have compensation equal to the qualifications of the applicant.

We need term limits but they still need a nice paycheck.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

trump announce that the federal workers won't be getting a pay raise this year.
I think it was yesterday he said that the shutdown could last a year or two (lol... it won't but still he said it, still acting like all those federal workers would stand behind him the whole time)....
he thinks that it's nothing to think that federal workers will work without pay...
but.. Cabinet secretaries, deputy secretaries, top administrators and even Vice President Pence were scheduled to get a $10,000 pay raise going into effect today!!



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen


"Loyalty" is for peasants. We have presidents, not kings or queens. Anyone who doesn't understand this is a threat to the Republic.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ThatDidHappen

So we punish people for exercising their right to free expression?


That sounds more like what the authoritarian left would do.




Glad to see so many finally believe that Free speech isn't hate speech! Some are coming around



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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I gave this thread a flag, no star, because it's so heartening to see so many Trump supporters defend Rep. Rashida Tlaib's right be disagreeable and offensive, as it is her constitutional right of free speech and expression!






posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: ThatDidHappen
a reply to: DBCowboy

Tlaib clearly expressed disloyalty to our President.

Not the type to help America or someone to be on loyal American's team.

Too bad all of the furious Dem reps calling for impeachnent can't be removed as well.


Where is it a requirement for loyalty to the president?


In the Constitution?

Nopes....



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

Her constituents will hopefully vote her out next cycle.

I think congress should get paid an hourly wage dependant on the average income of their district.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen


I think every citizen in the country should be required to take a loyalty oath to the President, the ones who refuse can get an all inclusive vacation in the east.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: ThatDidHappen

She hasn't exactly hidden her views in the past and still was elected to represent her voter base.
So yeah, she deserves every perk the job entails.

On a side note, people bitch about the money these folks get paid. That's one thing I never complain about. If you want the best people possible doing an important job you need to have compensation equal to the qualifications of the applicant.

We need term limits but they still need a nice paycheck.


That's exactly what's wrong with our Govt and why we get career politicians.

They should be seeking office out of a sense of duty, not for financial gain. If public service was more of a personal sacrifice, we might see higher quality people then the scum we've been getting.

They should be serving their term then going home to continue their career to provide for their families.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: ThatDidHappen

Since they only work 147 days @ year, how much $$$ is that per day?



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ThatDidHappen

So we punish people for exercising their right to free expression?


That sounds more like what the authoritarian left would do.




Glad to see so many finally believe that Free speech isn't hate speech! Some are coming around


Don't worry.

Eventually, someone will say something that the authoritarians dislike and then they'll all be saying, "Speech has consequences" to justify punitive measures.



posted on Jan, 5 2019 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: ThatDidHappen
Pay scale for congress:

The Average Joe in Congress (there are 529 of them) gets paid $174,000 per year. But not everyone is average; the speaker of the House gets $223,500 a year, while the majority and minority leaders of both the Senate and the House, along with the President Pro Tempore, get paid $193,400 per year.Dec 6, 2018

Do we want to pay one to hate our President? I say no, here is how to remove the haters:


Not everybody thinks like you or wants the same things you do. The politicians that you think should be removed were elected by a whole lot of people who wanted them in power. And yes, these are people who do not want an isolationist US, who want to partner with the rest of the world, and who want things like universal health care such as they have in England and Canada.

She has every right to despise Trump. A lot of people do. A lot of people despised Obama... yet I didn't see you calling to remove them.




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