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  • #31
    Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
    How do the same politicians keep getting elected over and over again?

    Credo quia absurdum.


    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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    • #32
      Money, if it was only that simple. Lack of interest from all voters to see the slim balls that they keep electing.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
        Actually, its apathy. How many Americans actually know who their congressional rep is?

        According to the article, 51% of Americans cannot even name one of their U.S. Senate representatives and only 25% can name both.
        http://www.clermontteaparty.org/gues...-senators.html

        According to this article, 66% knew their state's governor's name.

        http://www.people-press.org/2007/04/...n-revolutions/

        According to this one, only 66% of Americans pay attention to who is in the majority in Congress.

        http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ...use_and_senate
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #34
          Well I heckle both of mine on a regular basis, via email.

          Most of their responses are inane or not even close to the subject I broached.

          VA care is one of the subjects that they ignore...
          Credo quia absurdum.


          Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            Bull S*** - they need a pay CUT. The "representation Americans deserve" would be honest, hard working and representative of the people's wishes. These 's are none of the above.

            Of course they are livng in their offices, because their offices are far better than most working Americas' homes or apartments.

            If they can't handle the economy they created, they can quit their taxpayer paychecks and find real jobs. McDonalds is always hiring.


            If they can't afford to pay for housing then they should get the same deal everyone else does in that situation.
            Put them in government run public housing.
            Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

            Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
              Well I heckle both of mine on a regular basis, via email.

              Most of their responses are inane or not even close to the subject I broached.

              VA care is one of the subjects that they ignore...
              Well, its good you know yours, at least. I wonder what percentage of incoming e-mails and other communications a Congressman sees, and what percentage are handled by staffers.
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #37
                Heh...

                http://www.mailabrick.com/

                Credo quia absurdum.


                Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                  Well, its good you know yours, at least. I wonder what percentage of incoming e-mails and other communications a Congressman sees, and what percentage are handled by staffers.
                  Should be easy to figure out. Just check the Donors List.
                  My Avatar: Ivan W. Henderson Gunner/navigator B-25-26. 117 combat missions. Both Theaters. 11 confirmed kills. DSC.

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                  • #39
                    They need a pay cut. Not a raise. In fact, they shouldn't receive ANY sort of paycheck for being in Congress.
                    The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
                      They need a pay cut. Not a raise. In fact, they shouldn't receive ANY sort of paycheck for being in Congress.
                      Then only the rich can afford to be in the legislature, very few people can afford to go two years without an income.

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                      • #41
                        If you are a successful businessman and not a professional politician, you should have other income coming in. My new Senator in Louisiana is a specialist surgeon that is on salary to do surgery in the Louisiana State Medical School system. I remember a state senator that sold insurance and another who owned a string of old folks homes.

                        I doubt seriously if any Congressman or Senator lacks a separate income.

                        Pruitt
                        Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                        Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                        by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
                          They need a pay cut. Not a raise. In fact, they shouldn't receive ANY sort of paycheck for being in Congress.
                          So Donald Trump is your idea of an ideal Senator?
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                            So Donald Trump is your idea of an ideal Senator?
                            Why Donald Trump specifically? I don't think anyone should be paid to be in Congress.

                            As for Trump specifically, I guess he has the potential to do a better job than most of those already in place. The potential to...
                            The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                              Bosses all over America do it to their workers all of the time. Why should these dirtbags be any different?

                              This particular Democrat is drowning in millions of dollars in legal bills incurred fighting a mountain of corruption charges.
                              if regular citizens can afford to live in Washing, District of Corruption, Congress creatures and Senate slime can do it too, or they can resign and try to get real jobs. No one is forcing them to live with their power and perks, paid for by the rest of us.


                              The OP seems to have missed that little point.
                              http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...ntcmp=HPBucket
                              Which is a major point! Here's more;
                              EXCERPT:
                              Well, it turns out that Rep. Hastings has a few outstanding legal bills from when he was investigated on corruption charges, according to a report at the Washington Free Beacon.
                              The debts include:
                              • Robert Catz, $500,000 – $1 million debt incurred from 1981 to 1985
                              • Terrance Anderson, $1 million – $5 million debt incurred from 1981 to 1989
                              • Patricia Williams, $500,000 – $1 million debt incurred from 1981 to 1989
                              • Karr and McClain, $100,000 – $250,000 debt incurred from 1983 to 1989
                              • Mark McDonald, $15,000 – $50,000 debt incurred from 1981 to 1983
                              • Lewis Meyers, $15,000 – $50,000 debt incurred from 1981 to 1983
                              • Bright Star (Mortgage), $100,000 – $250,000 debt incurred from 2009

                              All told, Rep. Hastings is more than $7.5 million in debt.
                              http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/3270...oon_newsletter
                              Flattering image here;

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Paddybhoy View Post
                                Then only the rich can afford to be in the legislature, very few people can afford to go two years without an income.

                                Which would be a valid argument (both from you and Arnold) if the rich weren’t the only ones in office now.
                                Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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