Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by neo96
Awwwww, you guys are to hard on her, after all they want to raise minimum wage to nine dollars.
They live like kings and queens yet think they are doing us a favor with nine dollars a hour?
I wish we could fire them.
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a pervasive disorder characterized by symptoms that include grandiosity, an exaggerated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy for others
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Originally posted by Klassified
Dignity? Job? At least she has a good sense of humor. She made me laugh. Out loud even.
She wouldn't know dignity or job if they bit her on the buttocks. I still say fire them all, drop their pay to what ever the average Joe makes working 40 hours a week, make them pay for their healthcare, take away their retirement, and make them contribute to a 401K.
On top of that, make a new law. Any public servant that takes a bribe, or lobbying money gets fired, and has to give the money they took back to the people of this country. Oh, and one last thing. Lets go back to the death penalty for high treason. Oh wait...Can't do that. We'd have to hire a whole new government.
Originally posted by lynxpilot
If my pay is interrupted and hers isn't, there'll be some reckoning.
Q: Pentagon officials were up here this week already talking about the plans they are making. If the sequester goes into effect, it also hits Congress. I'm just wondering how you personally are making plans for your leadership office, your personal offices. Do you think Members should take a pay cut? Would you take a pay cut if you had to make up the cuts in your offices?
Well, as you know, that's why I don't like across‑the‑board cuts because – you used one example, but there are many other examples where an across‑the‑board cut may not make the best sense.
Why should people who work on Capitol Hill pay that price and be treated as Members of Congress are? It's a hard question to ask me because most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families. A pay cut to me doesn't mean as much.
I mean, I don't think we should do it. I think we should respect the work we do. I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded, but [if there is] an across‑the‑board cut, there's an across‑the‑board cut, that's just the way it is.
Originally posted by ObjectZero
I never thought I'd see the day almost everyone on ATS almost completely agree on something. I only say almost cause there still seem to be some debate on how much should be cut from their pay check.
But all in all it's nice to see.