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Death Bonuses for Senators, Death Taxes for Americans
Alliance for Retirement Prosperity ^ | 10/7/2010 | WeTheAlliance

Posted on 10/07/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT by lward99

How Dare They!

These self-serving, self-righteous thieves!

Right before Congress slinked away to beg for their jobs – The U.S. Senate voted to pay Senator Byrd's family a $193,400 Death Bonus!

Please, make no mistake about it. This was not a charitable act of good will. This was a blatant display of Washington cronyism at it's worst.

Believe me, I would applaud a charitable act from our elitists in the Senate. But not one Senator took a thin dime out of his/her pocket. THEY TOOK IT OUT OF OURS!

Senator Robert Byrd was no charity case. He was a U.S. Senator since 1958.

Just so we are clear. When U.S. Senators die they get a $200,000 Death Bonus. When Taxpayers die they get the Death Tax.

Can you see why I am angry?

The Death Tax hurts small businesses, kills jobs and destroys family farms. Essentially, the Death Tax punishes precisely the kind of behavior society should want to reward – hard work, good sense, savings - and it rewards behavior that should be discouraged - extravagance, overconsumption and leisure.

Sign the Petition to Demand Congress Say NO! NO MORE DEATH BONUSES TO SENATORS NO DEATH TAXES FOR CITIZENS

http://wethealliance.com/alliance/petition-letter

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Sign the Alliance petition and tell the politicians in Washington, no more $200,000 bonuses and no more death tax for families.
1 posted on 10/07/2010 11:01:24 AM PDT by lward99
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To: lward99

I won’t say what I want to say but we MUST vote these slugs out of office, all Dems & RINO’s. They are living high on the taxpeyer hog!


2 posted on 10/07/2010 11:05:52 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: lward99

Did the Kennedy clan recieve this too?????


3 posted on 10/07/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: lward99

” Death Bonuses for Senators, “

My first thought, on seeing the ‘death bonuses’ headline, was along the lines of ‘bounty’, like they usedta pay for varmint heads, back in the old times.... ;)


4 posted on 10/07/2010 11:08:53 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: lward99

I disagree. The death bonus for senators is a useful incentive; lots of them need to go. The death penalty for others is the best part of ObamaCare; it may promote longer lives, at least until the death penalty itself dies.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 11:11:09 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: lward99

Is this FOR REAL?!!!
DId Byrd’s family really receiv a bonus?
If so, why has not one media outlet reported this?
THis is frigging unreal (if true)!


6 posted on 10/07/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT by a real Sheila (REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: lward99

Is this FOR REAL?!!!
DId Byrd’s family really receiv a bonus?
If so, why has not one media outlet reported this?
THis is frigging unreal (if true)!


7 posted on 10/07/2010 11:12:10 AM PDT by a real Sheila (REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: lward99

I point out that when the GOP controlled all three branches of the government from 2000 to 2006, they did absolutely NOTHING to end this wasteful and corrupt practice.

WTF do Senators, who are among the upper crust of income earners, need a freakin’ DEATH BONUS for?!?

Now if certain Senators were being offered a bonus to off themselves, that would be a different matter.

The head rots from the head down, and it’s been rotting for a lotta years, it didn’t just start in January 2009.


8 posted on 10/07/2010 11:16:26 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is a traitor. And he squats to pee too.)
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To: lward99

That is a real and good issue.

BUT, why not just have a petition that is plain and basic??

Like a petition they gave KING JOHN???

NO MORE LAWS THAT DON’T INCLUDE CONGRESS!!!!!

They CAN NOT exempt themselves. NO MORE!!!!

THAT would be a better petition.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 11:17:30 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: mkjessup; All
the head rots from the head down

It sure does. That should read (obviously) the FISH rots from the head down, the whole freakin government smells fishy, that's for damn sure.
10 posted on 10/07/2010 11:18:20 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is a traitor. And he squats to pee too.)
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To: lward99
To keep from going insane and having reached that point where I can no longer rationally respond to these continual assaults, I think a detox from all communication is in order. Instead of the internet and Fox and FreeRepublic I think I just need to immerse myself in a bunch of novels until the midterms are over.
11 posted on 10/07/2010 11:25:18 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: lward99

Do we know voting results by individual Senator?


12 posted on 10/07/2010 11:25:56 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: lward99

The GOP should not compromise on the death tax issue. It should be total elimination and no 3.5 or 5 million exemption. If the GOP presses strong and long enough, the democrats will concede.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 11:43:43 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: lward99
$193,400 is the annual pay of the majority leader. My guess is that members are provided with a life insurance benefit equal to one year's pay. I know Byrd was not the majority leader, but his tenure and rank may have warranted a similar salary, and hence life insurance benefit.

Such an arrangement is not unusual in the private sector (actually, multiples of annual salary are frequently the benefit). I'm not going to get too worked up over this.

14 posted on 10/07/2010 11:44:20 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Mr. Bird

I agree we need some more direct source info, but it is odd as described.

If it were from an insurance policy, the policy would pay. No need to vote on it.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 11:47:34 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Mr. Bird

Just confirmed Byrd made $193,400. Wasn’t life insurance, but it is apparently a long standing practice of the Senate that when a member dies in office, one year’s salary is dispensed to the immediate family. Not agreeing with it, just stating what it is.


16 posted on 10/07/2010 11:47:48 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: lward99
so what? it's not like the american people are going to do anything about it and the politicians know it. Loot the store on your way out. it's free money.
17 posted on 10/07/2010 11:48:24 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Mr. Bird
I'm not going to get too worked up over this.

Is it Mr. Bird or Mr. Byrd?

18 posted on 10/07/2010 11:51:21 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Grams A

how much do you want to bet it was a voice vote?


19 posted on 10/07/2010 11:52:50 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

how much do you want to bet it was a voice vote?”

Know that my question was pretty stupid - but somebody had to ask. Already sent a blistering email to Cornyn, Hutchinson and McConnell. If they were covered by Social Security they would get $250.00 - even that is too much for the likes of these pirates!


20 posted on 10/07/2010 12:06:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: lward99

The Wrigley family sold the Cubs because they couldn’t pay the death taxes.


21 posted on 10/07/2010 12:25:40 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: lward99

Out of curiosity, what happens to the unspent campaign funds on hand when a politician croaks??

Do the heirs get it??


22 posted on 10/07/2010 12:33:23 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: lward99; stephenjohnbanker; Grampa Dave; TommyDale; hoosiermama; maggief; The Mayor; NYer; ...

The SOB pols don’t steal enough while in office——they rip us off even when they’re dead and buried.


23 posted on 10/07/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by Liz
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To: mkjessup

They even come back from the grave, and rob us blind.


24 posted on 10/07/2010 2:17:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Liz

Hey, it might be worth paying them all to die...then we can start over with a much smaller debt.


25 posted on 10/07/2010 2:47:23 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: TommyDale

Hmmmmmm.......that is a good alternative. LOL


26 posted on 10/07/2010 5:09:53 PM PDT by Liz
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To: lward99

http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=86919

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/not-all-continues-in-continuing-resolution/


27 posted on 10/07/2010 6:11:20 PM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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