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  •  Time to dock their pay (and benefits). (9+ / 0-)

    First order of business when we go over the fiscal erection.  Make them live the way the rest of us do, for a change.  

    “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” ~ Yann Martel

    by SottoVoce on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:11:51 AM PST

    •  I used to think calls for "make Congress... (8+ / 0-)

      ...x.y.z." were just so much noisy air.

      Now.  Damn.  Wish I had that proverbial nickel for every time some Congress creature said the American people have to do more with less, while I watch Congress do less with more!

      Absolutely.  Make them live the way the rest of us do...without the benefits...and connections

      "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

      by Marjmar on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:21:39 AM PST

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      •  This Congress has behaved in a way (10+ / 0-)

        that shames working people every day in every way.  They are entitled, utterly self-involved, dismissive of their constituents' needs, laser-focused on money for themselves, arrogant, dishonest and hypocritical, and never seem to be held to account by the press.

        I'm in my 60s, and I've never in my life seen a Congress that compares in terms of their worthlessness.  And it's just the majority that is at fault: my own Congressman, Paul Tonko, is a hardworking, scrupulously honest, involved, responsible public servant.  But as things stand, he's virtually powerless.  It's outrageous!

        “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” ~ Yann Martel

        by SottoVoce on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:28:54 AM PST

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    •  They should be paid minimum wage! (0+ / 0-)
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      How many members rely on their government salaries for a significant portion of their total income?

      The plural of anecdote is not data.

      by Skipbidder on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:51:51 AM PST

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