Part of the problem is Congress in in session too long! The debt goes on because the (Congress) created it...DUH. The spending goes on if they are in session or not.. Congress is now ' Royality '. But they must obey party leaders (Viceroys) decisions. Out of lockstep and you are gone... not too bad salary and unbeliveable beniftis that go on till they croke...
yeah it should be a lot less the less time their in session the better but the big boys still will try to get their agenda's thur
No Way. They are over paid as it is. Paid vacations, Paid benefits, Paid everything. They need to start paying for the privilege of being ELECTED to the Congress. We the people don't get paid for not doing our jobs. We get Fired.
They have all left the building. Really, they have all gone home! I think it's time to revamp Washington completely.
I Wish we could do away with ALL Lobbyists. Especially In Light of This Presidents"Failed Promise To Not Appoint Any Lobbyists, The Democrats (At Least) Should Be Able To Accept Such a Concept. But, I'd Like To See Both Parties Reject Lobby Monies, Trips and Influence Buying. How President Obama Made So Many HUGE but Broken Promises on Things like This, (Only To Have Appointed Dozens of Major Lobbyists) as Well as Transparency; another Big Joke. Yet Thanks To an Adoring or Fearful Media just giving a Permanent Hall Pass To This Administration .
Lobbyists are cocksuckers and pigs.
We work!! They need to also!
I agree. I don't get to go home until my job is completed!! And I don't get all the extra perks!
Congress will never change! The only way to get rid of them is to vote the TVP in 2016(Jill Reed for President! That is the only way to dispose of them.
Ahh, you mean Jill Stein (of the Green Party) for President.
In any case, we all need to rise up and shake up the status
quo in HUGE fashion.
Congress should get a pay cut that is equal to the budget deficit. For example, the FY13 deficit is 23.7%, so Congressional pay should be reduced 23.7%. If they have a surplus, then they get a raise.
Let's make those buffoons work for 25 cents/hour,
live in cardboard shacks, and look for their
next meal from a garbage can.
Maybe they'll know what it's like to walk in our shoes.
What a bunch of slackers!
But they keep on with no work crap an get re-elected. who are the dumb asses? The elected or the ones that keep putting them their?
I'd like to pose a simple idea: let your representatives know that they are personally liable for any debt that they vote (or have voted) to create. They are also responsible for any legislation that causes the people harm (financial, physical or emotional). The precedent for this is seen with CEOs of corporations who have caused harm to their shareholders or the public. Since our elected representatives are acting as fiduciary to the people, they are personally liable for the debt they...
I'd like to pose a simple idea: let your representatives know that they are personally liable for any debt that they vote (or have voted) to create. They are also responsible for any legislation that causes the people harm (financial, physical or emotional). The precedent for this is seen with CEOs of corporations who have caused harm to their shareholders or the public. Since our elected representatives are acting as fiduciary to the people, they are personally liable for the debt they vote to create. Many if not most elected officials seem to forget that they are responsible to the living breathing people they were elected to represent.
Actually, I think Pat McElraft and all our elected officials are doing the best they can. So many of them need money because they have to be away from home and pay expenses for maintaining a place and living in distant cities while they are away from home. One way I found to keep my costs down in my "Write in Campaign for President" last year was to live in a tent, provided for free to me by a wonderful man named Fish, who had lived in the tent for 2 years while working as the mechanic for...
Actually, I think Pat McElraft and all our elected officials are doing the best they can. So many of them need money because they have to be away from home and pay expenses for maintaining a place and living in distant cities while they are away from home. One way I found to keep my costs down in my "Write in Campaign for President" last year was to live in a tent, provided for free to me by a wonderful man named Fish, who had lived in the tent for 2 years while working as the mechanic for Harrisburg Bike Taxi, under the I-83 bridge in Harrisburg, PA. I was also blessed to eat free meals provided by Downtown Daily Bread, Unitarians of Harrisburg, Harrisburg Area Community College Culinary Program and the several churches who served dinners by the Courthouse, the "Food Not Bombs" folks who served vegetarian meals once a week by the clock and many other groups providing meals and snacks. I also feel blessed to have shared those meals with the many wise, very real and intelligent people who lived on the streets and woods. People had so much time to converse and tell me their stories of how they came to be living the way they were. Some by choice and others through no fault of their own other than not having money or a job. Others, like Greg, had money and a job but wasn't making enough to afford a place to live because his job required him to be bussed a long distance one way to work and back, thus money was going to buy food. Sadly, I met him on the street several nights with a cup in hand because his bus to and from work had caused him not to be able to get to the free meals and because work was holding his pay for a couple weeks since he just started. Greg was always positive despite having all his things stolen one day while we waited in the rain by the Courthouse for a meal that didn't arrive. Living in Harrisburg this past summer and seeing the increasing number of people who were homeless and needing aid is one of the many reasons I've become such an advocate for showing people, especially kids, how to garden and grow and prepare their own food. So much of our educational and "safety net" system/institutions do nothing to show people how to do the simplest things to take care of themselves. We are trained to be in our minds and heads with a great cost to our own hearts and souls. Do we feed people for a day or teach them how to feed themselves and others for a lifetime? Sadly the fishing version of this saying seems to have produced great depletion of our fishery resources. Thus my added interest in developing oyster reefs that create habit for invertebrates and finfish while at the same time mitigating erosion and creating ecotourism opportunities where people can access the oyster reefs by swimming, kayaking, or sailing to them under their own power.
Maybe they are making too much money to do their job. Maybe they should do their job and then get paid like the rest of us.
The Congress is having too much to do any work. For them to work, it takes some miracles.
A BIG AMEN To That. How sad it is to where our Nation has come to. Why vote these people in if their not going to do their job? But why should they,they have it made. They don't work and look what they get paid,I could sit in a office,etc. as they do,whats hard about that. We the plan people could do a much better job then all of them put together. It is'nt education that makes a person do a better job,it's where their morals,standards,etc are. The TRUTH OF The Matter IS,All That Work In DC...
A BIG AMEN To That. How sad it is to where our Nation has come to. Why vote these people in if their not going to do their job? But why should they,they have it made. They don't work and look what they get paid,I could sit in a office,etc. as they do,whats hard about that. We the plan people could do a much better job then all of them put together. It is'nt education that makes a person do a better job,it's where their morals,standards,etc are. The TRUTH OF The Matter IS,All That Work In DC For The Gov. TRULY Are Suppose To Work For GOD,It's HIS GOV. Not Mans. It's In The Bible. Whats so hard about doing the right thing anymore,must be to easy,so they make it hard. Pray for our Leaders,thats the only way things will be where they should be. Remember GOD is still in control,but HE won't force mans will.
Why aren't they being furlowed (sp) as well. They are government employees too! They need to feel a hit in their wallet like the rest of us. Vacations should be their expenses not ours. They should also be required to pay their medical just like the rest of us. "We the People" does not seem to exist anymore. People have become GREEDY. Too many have lost their way and forgetting the one that really should matter: Jesus Christ! If he is in your heart your morals would be priority!
Karen Sue Timmons Woodall Nothing to do with this post but am curious if we are related as my maiden name is Timmons. Have not been able to find any living relatives on my Father's side. We weren't allowed to bring up his name from the time I was 5 due to a messy divorce that his Mother paid for my Mother to get. Would love to know if you are from NY?
If they suffered like others will due to they're own practice of doing nothing, I bet they would start caring, remember they also have health insurance paid for by us
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LET THEM GET PAID AN HOURLY WAGE. WORK 40 HRS..YOU GET PAID FOR FORTY HOURS. NO WORK THEN NO PAY!
Most companies look at termination of employment when an employee doen't perform up to expectations. Any ideas?
I agree with you 100% must be nice to vote in your own pay raise as the country goes to hell!
Ya fire all of the Congressman they don't do anything except collect welfare from us poor slobs.
Where do I get a job where I can say what I want to get paid. Pay the bums to punch a time clock and get paid by the hour.
Richard Crooks # minimum wage
Richard Crooks They are on a much better WELFARE system than they allow for the people that voted them in... All their SALARIES need to be CUT... We get evaluations and if we have bad ones there are consequences. They don't even care about our issues... I have tried to contact many of the politicains because of the KY laws.... Here they award child molesters money from divorces and let them do alford pleas as well as NOT make them register.... ASSHOLES.... I bet you if it were their family they would be all over it!
YEP THEY SHOULD HAVE TO TAK4E CARE OF BUSINESS OF OUR COUNTRY BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR 2 WEEKS TO CAMPAIGN. IF WE DID THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE A JOB FOR LONG. AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CAMPAIGN ON OUR TIME ( GETTING PD. WHILE CAMPAIGNING) NO WONDER THE GOV. IS GOING BROKE.
Jim Wallace Let's not forget their benefits for life after they leave office. While they sit back and watch pensions being stolen the middle class. I think if your not at the job you should lose those as well.
unbeleivable the bennies they get, may as well call them princes and princesses, that's their status for them and their children
Why hire/vote them in if they are not going to do their job anyway ? I say fire them if they cannot take the time to do the job WE THE PEOPLE GAVE THEM to do
Impeach Barack Obama is a wonderful idea
it time to fumigate the white house and start over