Why do they write these stories instead of reading the Constitution. Congressional pay cannot be changed until an election has intervened.
Congress is exempt from Obamacare too—so look for incumbents to fight even dirtier to hold their seats in order to stay away from the Death Panels...which, because of their diseased state both morally and physically, they could not survive.
posted on 03/10/2013 4:42:54 AM PDT
by Happy Rain
("American patriots are dangerous animals--they defend themselves when attacked.")
“Several news outlets, including CNN and Politico, have cited the 27th Amendment as the explanation for why lawmakers pay has been unscathed. But the 2012 election took place after the sequester was signed into law and before it took effect.”
posted on 03/10/2013 4:47:39 AM PDT
As if anyone in the Devil’s Closet gives a damn. Matter of fact, the fed gov, all three branches, has become the new Devil’s Triangle. Whoever gets caught in there stays in there and what does emerge is nothing we recognize.
posted on 03/10/2013 4:50:15 AM PDT
(Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
You yourself posted without reading the article. The explanation is there.
posted on 03/10/2013 4:52:00 AM PDT
The sequester is the work of the zer0 regime, not the congress and the regime is where cuts should come, Not congress.
posted on 03/10/2013 5:32:05 AM PDT
(Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
That would be a rather boring story, but true. The salaries can’t be touched because of the 27th amendment.
posted on 03/10/2013 9:01:01 AM PDT
by Cyber Liberty
(I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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