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  •  It's a good idea... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but I'm afraid it's going to run head first into the sequester. There simply isn't a snowball's chance in hell that anything like this is going to be considered at a time when we're cutting Head Start and funding for medical research.

    As a former Congressional intern, I honestly think they should be paid, too, but I'm not sure how Congress would be able to do it. If they do anything that smacks of "spending more money on their own staff" people will raise hell about it.

    That's one reason why the Capitol Building was falling apart even before the sequester. Major maintenance work needs to be done, but everyone in Congress is too scared shitless of the kind of ads that will be run against them if they vote to "spend money on their own offices."

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