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Congress approves massive $410B spending bill

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:25 PM
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Congress approves massive $410B spending bill


news.yahoo.com

Congress also awarded itself a 10 percent increase in its own budget, bringing it to $4.4 billion. But the measure contains a provision denying lawmakers the automatic cost-of-living pay increase they are due next Jan. 1.
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:25 PM
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Anyone else think Congress giving itself a 10% pay raise is complete crap?

That on top of 7991 earmarks.

Just more of the same... so much for change!

Many Americans are having trouble making ends meat. The entire economy is "in crisis," and these jokers are giving themselves a raise as most people are taking pay cuts or completely losing their livelihood.

Keep in mind, these crooks work for what is arguably the most CORRUPT and BANKRUPT organization on earth.

Cheers. Here's to paying our taxes. It's sooo Patriotic!

First post. Hope it's in the right spot...

What a load of sh** !

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:29 PM
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What the FRIG?!?!?!?!
What are we going to do about this?
I'm sick of this crap, we are taking it in the *** from our elected officials.
Seriously, when will America wake up?



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think they deserve it. Think of all the talent and hard work, not to mention the mysticism involved in turning everything they touch into stone.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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They deserve a pay cut...to say...$0, Congress should be a voluntary unpaid job



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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plucky,your post made me absolutely crack up for the first time in days!
I think you might be right.


Plus I'm also a huge fan of "Rose's Dance"

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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The raise is BS...how any of them could ask for a raise right now is ridiculous..especially when about half of them are MILLIONARES.

The earmarks....even if they were taken out of the bill...that money would still be spent.
Check this link here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...'
Ron Paul explains how earmarks work.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by pluckynoonez
Think of all the talent and hard work, not to mention the mysticism involved in turning everything they touch into stone.


Everything they touch turns to crap not stone. This is why their approval rating is so low.

You look up the words lies and corruption in the dictionary and both say "See politician."



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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Well why the heck not? I mean, they know we will keep bending over and taking it in the pooper and all they have to worry about is a little whining. We will not do anything.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Our leaders are going to push us too far eventually though.
Either that or we will be forced to endure slavery....Even moreso than we are forced to now. Right now the majority of the US citizenry would probably be better described as endentured servants.....but with no end in sight. I wonder if they take into account the number of citizens in this country who possess firearms?
I'm so afraid that it might come down to blood being spilled man.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

The FF knew this inevitability. The idea of freedom being something that has to be fought for (from ones own government) or that requires sacrifice has become a distasteful or unspeakable concept now.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:06 PM
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Didn't your country war over the fact that too much in taxes was being taken and squandered by the Monarchy?

I can't say I'd be surprised to see it happen again.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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I think if the FF could have seen what things have become and how long they have been going in this direction they would have yelled "What the hell are you waiting for?!"

You gotta give Hugo Chavez credit for this: at least he tells you up front what he wants to turn his country into. Here, we whittle away at liberty until what we are left with is unrecognizable.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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I agree that we have to figure out something to do about this. The problem is revolution is highly profitable to old money because they always fund both sides and guns and ammunition cost money. Also no matter who you put in place, they always ending up doing the same thing: exploiting the people they govern.

No, we need to think of something really clever to stop this madness but I don't know what it is. Their favorite thing is to keep a bunch of our money (generous salary, generous benefits, regular raises, huge expense account) and spend the rest on their friends. What can we do about this?

That, of course, doesn't deal with the massive debt being generated. That is inexcusable. We need to have some say in this. Our elected officials are not representing the interests of the people in this.

obama has always spoken admiringly of socialism. it's not really a surprise that he is transforming our government into running more and more things. that's why he was voted in.



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