Skip to comments.Unexpectedly, Republicans Do Something Right (Bill to Withhold Senate Salaries Pending Budget)
Posted on 01/18/2013 12:38:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Excerpt from just-released statement from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (emphases mine):
House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation's near-term budget challenges. The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year. Under Senator Harry Reid's leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days. As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate pass a long-term budget plan. The plan also includes a bipartisan proposal to withhold Senators' salaries if they fail to pass a budget.
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I stand in strong support of the agreement reached by my colleagues today. Our conference has united around a common-sense proposal. It rests on the recognition that our challenge is twofold: We have to pay our bills today, and we have to make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. To achieve both ends, we must cut spending and budget responsibly.
Since taking the majority, House Republicans have done their job. Weve passed a budget that promotes economic growth and gets spending under control. But for nearly four years, Senate Democrats have refused to pass a budget. Todays agreement will hold the Senate accountable for this legal and moral failure. Just as April 15 is tax day for American families, it is budget day for Congress. Unless the Senate acts, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase. I look forward to working with my colleaguesin both houses and in both partieson this vital issue.
I need more details - but this could be good. How could the Republicans have comeup with something like this? Must be “fake” salary cuts for the senators!
Where does it say that they are planning to withhold Senate salaries?
Lets wait and see if Boehner actually found his balls, or if his boyfriend Dingy Harry Reid still has them.
But doesn’t this have to pass the senate & get signed by the pResident ?
Good idea, but can’t see that happening....
Apparently you don’t understand:
Congressional pay is irrelevant, under the table money and power paid by special interests are.
You can’t hurt them by holding their “legal” pay because it is simply a pimple on an Elephant’s ass to them.
At least half the members of congress are worth $1M or more, it will take a long time to starve them.
Doesn’t do enough. Make it reduce Senator’s administration funds zeroed, and their STAFFERS pay and benefits stopped as well.
THAT would do something. . .
At best, it just costs them a little time and effort to go steal some more.
At last a GOP idea that makes sense. Congress should be expected to pay bills they approved. And the President should submit a budget without anything off-budget.
Sounds good, EXCEPT: The Senate and house rats and RINO’s will insert pork into it directing the pork into their bank accounts. This will be done at the last minute, with no one reading the bill, in a crisis to “save” America. And they will get paid.
RE: Where does it say that they are planning to withhold Senate salaries?
See Post #2 above. Last sentence, first paragraph.
They found 1/2 of a gonad in the house?
Pelosi hates it, calling it a gimmick. THat’s good enough for me.
The only gimmick any of these clowns will get is pitchforks by torchlight. It would be fun to watch
Did you read the post at the very top of the thread?
The last sentence is:
The plan also includes a bipartisan proposal to withhold Senators' salaries if they fail to pass a budget.