Let's tell Congress to do their job!
where is their work ethics?? self absorb and self center, why should they do any work at all if they can just get huge salary on the expenses of poor people like us. Free lunch all the way.
The Senate is holding things up. Not Congress!
THEY ARE ALL TO BLAME FOR HOLDING THINGS UP!
I would feel so guilty taking a paycheck that I didn't earn. Before I got hurt as a Deputy Sheriff I had to work double shifts just to support my family. Would be nice to sit back and collect a salary for doing nothing. (Not for me)
YES..THAT WOULD BE NICE. MAYBE THEY SHOULD COLLECT MINIMUM WAGE AND TRY TO SURVIVE ON THAT PAY.
Dear friendsWe are invite All charities and well wisher's...and the global community who are interested about human rights and democracy rights to support us to reach our goal and support us to make better future to our mother land...for more details..
Congress no workin results, no pay. Keep it Simple.
WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE.
I AGREE 1001%
Our Public SERVANTS! Ha! Those guys don't have the concept of the word in their vocabulary. The way they use the word isn't what the rest of us mean when we say it. Let me list some synonyms (my view of their use) Lazy, useless, greedy, privileged, corrupt, partisan, oh and did I say LAZY.
How do you think you would fare in the job?
I'd leave after four years and not prolong the agony
Term limits are looking better all the time, especially when we have a do nothing part time congress, taking care of themselves and scratching their friends backs. Look at what they do for themselves, pay, retirement, insurance, vacation and perks, all as public servants!!
Term limits will not change that problem. See my comment. Campaign finance reform. REAL reform, not some watered down BS. No outside money allowed. Public financing only. Then the congress will be doing our business and scratching our backs.
I think term limits are a good thing. Maybe better would be a requirement to have spent time in industry in order to be elected to Congress or the Presidency. Being forced to live with all the same rules they make for us would open their eyes.
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.