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  • Hida Akechi
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    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...

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    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?

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  • Pruitt
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    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

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  • Paddybhoy
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    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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  • Hida Akechi
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    They need a pay cut. Not a raise. In fact, they shouldn't receive ANY sort of paycheck for being in Congress.

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  • holly6
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    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.

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  • Bwaha
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    Heh...

    http://www.mailabrick.com/

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    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.

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  • Cambronnne
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    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.

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  • Bwaha
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    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...

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    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

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  • Half Pint John
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    Money, if it was only that simple. Lack of interest from all voters to see the slim balls that they keep electing.

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

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
    How do the same politicians keep getting elected over and over again?
    THAT is the question that should be answered.

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  • Checkertail20
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    How do the same politicians keep getting elected over and over again?

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