Should we petition to have congresses wages removed?

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  1. Photonic
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    Photonic Ad astra!

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    Why should they earn money for something they aren't doing, that's technically stealing.

    Don't they make enough from the lobbyists anyways?
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    I'm sure the Republicans have a petition, or oath signed somewhere stating they can't take a pay cut. The Democrats will study it for another several years and get back to us.:mad:
     
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    Perhaps...but they could just return their paycheck voluntarily. :badgrin:
     
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    Since Congress sets its own pay, I doubt your petition would do very much.
     
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    Once again, as usual, the issue isn’t Congress, it’s the voters who elect its members. Change can start only at the very local level, no petitions needed.
     
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    Meh. If they get 100% of their income from lobbyists, that would make them that much more beholden to lobbyists.

    I don't mind them earning a paycheck. I also don't think they should get any kind of pension or benefits where they're sponging off the taxpayers for the rest of their lives beyond holding public office.
     

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