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The purpose of this Act is to encourage Members of Congress to actually do some work.

1.  (a) Since providing health care benefits to employees is recognized to cause laziness in workers, and this has been proven beyond-a-doubt by the current sitting Congress, no Member of Congress or their families shall under any circumstances receive paid health care from the Government of the United States, or any subsidiary government within the United States of America. (b) The Legislative Branch of the United States government is exempt from the mandatory coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

2. (a) Members of Congress shall be paid a Federal Minimum Wage per hour for each day that Congress is actually in session and for which they can prove attendance.  Any member of Congress who votes in favor of an Act which eventually becomes law, and which actually creates jobs shall receive a bonus of $50 for each such act.

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What is a Fair Wage for Members of Congress?

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Churchill, tigerdog, kurt

    To write a Republican Party talking point on a policy issue, any policy issue, all you need is: a noun, a verb, and 'Obamacare'.

    by MARTinNJ on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 07:35:31 PM PST

  •  Yeah! So how do we get it passed? :) n/t (0+ / 0-)

    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan UID 62713

    by tigerdog on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 10:14:21 PM PST

  •  If we pay members of Congress the minimum wage (0+ / 0-)

    then only people who can afford to keep two residencies by using their personal wealth will be able to serve. What could possibly be wrong with that?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 10:31:40 PM PST

  •  Amendment 27 precludes this. (0+ / 0-)

    you cannot vary a Congress members salary during their term. it can only be changed when a new Congress comes in.

  •  I still propose (0+ / 0-)

    that members of Congress should be paid per diem at the current GSA rate for Washington DC (currently $238-$295, depending on the month) ONLY for those days they actually show up in the Capitol Building to WORK on the PEOPLE'S business.  If they need additional income to survive while NOT at work, let them find employment in their respective districts, just like their constituents.

    A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. -Bill Clinton

    by PSzymeczek on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 09:59:45 AM PST

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