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Bachmann says Congress should forego pay raise
MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 1-1-13 | kevin diaz

Posted on 01/01/2013 3:49:58 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Staring into the abyss of the fiscal cliff deadline, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced legislation Monday that would rescind the portion of President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise.

“At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise," the Minnesota Republican said.

The announcement came as House leaders indicated they would not have a budget deal done by the midnight deadline, plunging the nation off the fiscal cliff.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: congress; raise
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1 posted on 01/01/2013 3:50:05 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

They should forego any pay or pensions and resign in disgrace!


2 posted on 01/01/2013 3:52:54 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: TurboZamboni; cripplecreek
“At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise,"

Lols!

Silly Michele, our constituents expect Pork taken from the other segments of the country. You don't expect US to work for Per Diem like we used to, do you?

3 posted on 01/01/2013 3:57:05 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: TurboZamboni

based on any measure of performance, they all need a pay reduction.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 3:57:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Why hold back? Congress should be arrested and imprisoned.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 4:00:23 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: TurboZamboni

I haven’t looked, but I would guess Mrs. Bachmann voted for every budget and increase in the debt limit when the R’s were in charge.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 4:03:52 PM PST by Theoria
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To: KC_Lion

I think they should very publicly refuse the money as individuals. If they can’t do that they should distribute it evenly among the county treasuries in their districts.

They’re still bitching because my congressman is still sleeping in his office to save money.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 4:05:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TurboZamboni

For every $1B in spending cuts they get $1. Pay for performance.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 4:11:46 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cripplecreek

Hansen Clarke?


9 posted on 01/01/2013 4:12:50 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Secret Agent Man

The constitution itself says no change in pay may be made until an election shall have intervened.


10 posted on 01/01/2013 4:15:29 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Theoria

I don’t think the republicans have held all 3 branches since she’s been in office. She’s just starting her 3rd term.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 4:16:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Theoria

Tim Walberg


12 posted on 01/01/2013 4:17:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Theoria

Well, why don’t you look and report back before opening the pie hole? How disgusting.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 4:19:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the correction. She was in favor of the Ryan increase.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by Theoria
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To: TurboZamboni

Every single one of them should have their pay reduced by 25¢ for every $1 million in deficit spending we incur.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 4:31:27 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

“Every single one of them should have their pay reduced by 25¢ for every $1 million in deficit spending we incur.”

They would then each owe 250 BILLION dollars. That would be negative pay. Not saying I disagree just saying. 25% of 1 trillion is 250 billion. Congressional representatives may be rich but they are not that rich!

The total for that plan would over 100 TRILLION dollars gained by the treasury. That would mean there would be no need for any taxes of any kind for 7 to 10 years!


16 posted on 01/01/2013 4:59:40 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Theoria

Maybe you could look first.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 5:01:26 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bachmannn is a heretic. Sacrifice is for the great unwashed, not the privileged class in D.C.


18 posted on 01/01/2013 5:03:21 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TurboZamboni

They should be firing staff and emptying health clubs, cafeterias and bringing their lunch.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 5:24:53 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TADSLOS

Maybe we should start offering bounties for spending cuts.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 6:02:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Theoria

You should look.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 6:04:10 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: cripplecreek

What’s the competition on K Street paying them to spend our money?


22 posted on 01/01/2013 6:06:02 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Theoria

Michele Bachmann: Debt upon debt upon debt
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:35:08 PM by rhema
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2304627/posts

Rick Santorum picks a fight with Michele Bachmann [over debt limit]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750503/posts

McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2748712/posts


23 posted on 01/01/2013 6:09:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Members of Congress should not be paid until the can do their main responsibility — pass a budget.

I won’t even mention the President because as far as I am concerned, we haven’t had a real President since Ronald Reagan.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 6:55:25 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

They should have A) one term each, no pension, only basic health care coverage, B) have to live in public housing in D.C., C) send their kids to the public schools, and D) work for room and board.

Thanks TurboZamboni.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 7:02:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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