Discussion in 'Politics' started by DaGoose, Mar 30, 2011.
Dems excoriate Rep. Sean Duffy for ‘struggle’ on Congressional salary - Yahoo! News
He must have (by now) figured-out those D.C. lap-dancin' rates are much higher than the ones, back home!!!
Well he has certain expenses as a congressman that he has to pay for. He also has to live in one of the most expensive places in the country and fly back to Wisconsin to stay in touch with his constituents and maybe even maintain residence there. Why do you think the congressional paycheck is so much larger than other public employees? This guy doesn't have millions of dollars to pay for all these expenses like all the major politicians. It is very rarely I defend a Republican but I can't just let this guy get bashed for sacrificing to try and help(in his opinion) our country.
Wow. We're really sinking as a nation. It used to be that millionaires were the Evul Rich.
Then those who make $250K per year were promoted to that category.
And now, people who earn $174K and must live in two places to do their jobs are RICH.
Watch out! You're Next!
You do realize that they get allowances and expenses along with the base salary, right? They get allowances whether they use it or not. When was the last time you recieved something in the mail from your Congressman?
Official Office Expenses Allowance Component of the MRA
The MRA also is available to pay ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred in support
of official and representational duties to the district from which a member has been elected. The
official office expenses allowance component of the MRA varies for each member.
A base allowance of $256,574 was authorized for each member in 2010.
And you (and those that thanked you) know darn well that if it was a Dem you would be raking him over the coals. Especially for complaining about his tax payer paid salary.
No wonder our budget is screwed up. These guys cant handle their own.
I thanked her.....and kind of raked him over the coals....I didn't even mention the payola from the lobbyists.
Reminds me of the Repub who started complaining about Heathcare after getting elected in '10 running on an anti-gov't healthcare-platform LOLOL
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp9W0avsfoQ&feature=related]YouTube - GOP freshman: Where's my Government health care?[/ame]
He seems to be deeply in debt. Doesn't matter how much you get, if most of it is going down the compound interest sinkhole.
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