Its unbelievable what congress gets for free...for accomplishing NOTHING. Start cutting the fat in DC...that will free up a nice chunk of CHANGE
thank you for posting this! this is what i'm talking about! CUT ALL of their benefits! Not just Odumbo, and democrats, ALL OF THEM! How about the representative recently a republican no less, talking about how his $175k isn't enough, and how he had to leave his business in florida where he made $90k a year! your salary doubles, and you still complain about pay? then go back, and run your business in florida!
they are way overpaid to begin with, and they need to start paying for a portion of their benefits. this is one thing admirable about ron paul. he's opted out of the federal pension plan, though he will probably be serving in office for a while if not the rest of his life considering he's in his late 70s, and still adamant about running for president.
i think most of these politicians suck. the republicans too! right now even mitt romney looks good next to odumbo though. even obama makes clinton look good during his two terms in office!
this is my issue with the republican's in office. aside from trying to cut or cap their pay which they will never do anyway, and always voting for pay raises. can't expect either side to do that. i'm looking at paul ryan, and boehner on this one too. those guys come up with propositions, and plans to cut spending, and they wanna do entitlement reform, and make cuts to fema, but they don't even talk about cutting off money sent out of this country to foreign aid, and many other countries we are giving money to who have had natural disasters
also their plans don't offer much in the way of immigration reform, because like refusing to vote against a pay raise they only care about their time in office, and their easy money, and positions so they don't wanna lose the hispanic or immigrant vote
how about all these people running for president? even rick perry has dissapointed me. how come no one will take about immigration reform? how come no one will talk about cutting off all foriegn aid? how come no one will talk about capping congress pay? oh wait we can't expect them to do that one, that's a no brainer!
serious this congress is all over the place. it's a big enough problem we got a republican house, and democratic senate, but still i'm not impressed by many of these republican politicians or candidates.
i wish herman cain would get more recognition. i like herman cain, but his non career politician, and resume free of political office goes against him. that's what we need, and that's what he says, and it's a great explanation. look at where politicians have gotten us? he's got it all down. no one will give him a chance.