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  •  He Should Wait Until The Next Time..... (7+ / 0-)

    .....there's a budget surplus....and he's not asking for billions in new tax increases.....and then making that valid point.

    •  Agreed (2+ / 0-)
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      Mark27, WisJohn

      They do deserve a pay raise, but the politics of this are just stupid.  Don't they get that they were just swept into legislative power because the Republicans came across as an out of touch group of loons that shut the government down -- now they are talking about pay raises.

    •  sorry but this is just silly (2+ / 0-)
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      DCCyclone, ChadmanFL

      if it's just politics - you should never raise your pay.  what's the right thing to do?

      i think it's the right thing to do because they haven't raised the pay in 14 years and 30 G is a crappy wage.

      politically there's never a good time.  i expect in the end they'll fold and fail to do it again because there will be another election someday and they can't take the heat.

      congressional pay raises happen regularly and no congressmember has lost an election because of raising their pay.

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