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  •  How many members of congress need their pay? (5+ / 0-)

    Just curious. It seems to me that you have to be either great at raising money or independently wealthy to even make it through a primary.

    "...we can all shut-up and go back to our caves." - Leonard Bernstein

    by progdog on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:40:29 AM PST

    •  I think the proper question (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, Hohenzollern

      is how many Republicans need their pay.  No doubt the Kochs have the tea party guys' salaries backed up if it came to it.  So they'll be pounding the table indefinitely.

    •  I think it's important we pay congress... (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, ManhattanMan

      If for no other reason than that so a Congressperson who actually needs their pay can at least theoretically hold office (Yes, even if we don't have any of them at the moment).

    •  Perhaps 20% need the pay (4+ / 0-)

      It's a well-documented millionaire's club, it could not be higher than 20%.

      It's a mentally insulting ploy, anyway, what fucking children.  They keep pointing mental pistols at their heads to make something happen when they could grow the fuck up and just do it.  For god's sake stop these threats to yourselves, disgusting wannabe adult motherfuckers, the country is so tired of it.

    •  Mostly the most progressive ones (2+ / 0-)
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      Capt Crunch, Eyesbright

      Here in this area, we have/have had representatives like Marcia Fudge, Tim Ryan, Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich who are not wealthy, and who lived on their congressional salaries (At one point, Dennis slept in his office to save money).

      On the other hand, we have Teabaggin' Jim Renacci, who is among the wealthiest members of Congress. And the wealthiest member of Congress, who attended and dropped out of the high school up the street from me in my Cleveland suburb, is Darrell Issa.

      The most conservative tend to be very wealthy.  It's often (although not always) the progressives who are worth less. The idea that's been floated that members of Congress should not be paid or should be paid part-time wages would guarantee a wealth-favoring aristocracy in D.C.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 10:18:08 AM PST

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