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Moran on Pay Hike: Lawmakers Would Get 114.6% More Than Average Fed Worker
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 1:01 PM | Penny Starr

Posted on 04/05/2014 9:00:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) said on Monday that the $174,000 salary a member of Congress makes is not sufficient to live in the District of Columbia, even as he introduced legislation last month to raise the pay for federal workers by 3.3%—an increase that would provide a salary 114% less than the average made by lawmakers.

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.” …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cronycapitalism; demoncrats; feralgovernment; jimmoran; liberalagenda; notapennymore; totalitarian

1 posted on 04/05/2014 9:00:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“an increase that would provide a salary 114% less than the average made by lawmakers”

Well, the decline in American education has reached its nadir.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 9:04:15 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Olog-hai

Lawmakers should get E-5 pay for what they do. Most are millionaires anyway.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 9:05:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai

Why doesn’t the drunken wife-beater and child-harasser just shut his pie-hole? He is the prime example that those congresspersons are extremely overpaid. What a pathetic clown...


4 posted on 04/05/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Olog-hai

“he (Moran) introduced legislation”

Sweet! A job where you can give yourself a raise.
Someone get a rope ...


5 posted on 04/05/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Olog-hai

Oddly, if Mr Moron wants us to believe him, it is enough pay to make most Congressmen in DC millionaires. He only talks about his salary. How about adding all the perks, retirement and health benefits! Sorry, but he should live with the dollar he has inflated.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 9:11:37 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Olog-hai

How about doing something for America instead? Something like drastically cutting back on all federal salary and benefits? You know, give the people actually pulling the cart a bit of a break for once.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 9:16:34 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: ogen hal
It's not all about Income.

It's largely about Wealth.

What is the Moron's Wealth?

8 posted on 04/05/2014 9:24:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai
the $174,000 salary a member of Congress makes is not sufficient to live in the District of Columbia

A cheaper and more effective solution would be to bring the United States Congress into the 21st century. There has been the suggestion that having members of Congress stay close to their constitutuants is a good thing for the political process; now Congress has a monetary reason to "go virtual". If you don't have to spend money for a second residence (even reside in your government office), travel, more office drones, and the space for those drones, it's money taken out of the debt.

9 posted on 04/05/2014 9:37:15 PM PDT by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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To: Olog-hai

Move congress to Kansas or Oklahoma.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 9:40:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Olog-hai

Sure, also a dozen of vassals and a hundred of serfs.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 9:42:38 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Olog-hai

FedGov “workers” are already 100% overpaid....


12 posted on 04/05/2014 9:44:46 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: oldbill
to raise the pay for federal workers by 3.3%—an increase that would provide a salary 114% less than the average made by lawmakers.

I'd be satisfied with a mere 100% less.

13 posted on 04/05/2014 9:45:44 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: Paladin2

Moran wants us to pay for his bad stock trades and losing his rich third wife ... in 2007 he was worth 12.5 million ... pissed it away and now wants the taxpayers to cry him a river!


14 posted on 04/05/2014 9:48:45 PM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: galtman

Apparently the Guy (Moron) needs to take lessons from the ever successful, serial, gigolo JF’nK.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 9:58:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: asinclair

Give then the minimum wage.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 9:59:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Yes you’re right ... old Lurch is hanging on to Teresa like stink on Limburger!


17 posted on 04/05/2014 10:17:39 PM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: Olog-hai

C’mon. This is a semi-satire article, right?


18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:26:34 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast.)
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To: galtman

It’s a great Gig....


19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:26:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: galtman

Apparently wif #1 croaked fairly recently. (She lived in or near Bozeman, Mont.)


20 posted on 04/05/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

The truth is that most of congress, from both parties, would vote themselves a raise if the opportunity presents itself. They’re all frauds.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:48:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

Ditto on that ... time to start building guillotines 24/7!


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:51:23 PM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: galtman

I don’t want to live to see what this country is going to become. But I would love to live long enough to see those guillotines actually being put to good use.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 10:55:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

Back in ‘86 the critters fixed it so they didn’t have to vote. Raises were made automatic. That relieved them from the indignity of voting themselves more money, but the amount was set. So Moron and others just want greater automatic raises.
It’s enough to make a crow blush.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 11:12:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: asinclair

I will give this a hardy second. It would not only be cheaper, it would make them more accountable. It’s hard to look a guy in the eye and tell him you are underpaid when he is supporting a wife and two kids on $30,000.00 or less,


25 posted on 04/05/2014 11:28:20 PM PDT by snowtigger
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To: VerySadAmerican
Those stupid, slaver white guys of the Framing generation thought it best if self-serving congressional pay raises were delayed until after elections. Of course, like the rest of the constitution, the 27th Amendment is ignored as well.
26 posted on 04/06/2014 1:42:14 AM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: galtman

Teresa...I bet she’s glad he’s never home!


27 posted on 04/06/2014 6:04:40 AM PDT by FES0844
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