Guess who's getting paid?

  1. 4 Disgusted. That is all.

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  4. Visit  StNeotser profile page
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    Yes, I'm tired of this governing by theatrics nonsense. Most of their legislation seems to be passed with the attitude of "It won't affect me or my rich buddies anyway"
    Ted, TopazLover, SoldierNurse22, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    What has the 113th Congress done so far except take care of themselves and their "buddies", lobbyists, and subsidized corporations? It is no surprise. It is obvious the House needs a refresher course in how a bill becomes a law and how to change an existing law. Why are we paying legislators who do not seem to know their jobs?
    SoldierNurse22, Ted, TheCommuter, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  Griffin123 profile page
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    If only we could get Congress to finally agree on how to spend the money we don't have!
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    If only we could get Congress to finally agree on how to spend the money we don't have!
    No, the shutdown is the result of the GOP not wanting to pay for goods and services already received. They are using hostage tactics to try to do this rather than work on jobs bills that would increase the economy and change tax codes so we stop subsidizing corporations. We are spending more than we have because of those two factors. Look at a successful presidency where we had a surplus: the Clinton years. We did not have a fake war started that had no budget. We did not reward companies for moving jobs overseas.

    It is only about 10% of Congress that seems to hold all the GOP in their line. One has to wonder what skeletons they see in the closet that they can hold all the GOP to their bidding.
  8. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    The Senate and Harry need to learn that refusing every bill that comes from the House does not a compromise make. Refusal is just that. So all the rhetoric about the President and his minions "bending over backward to compromise" is bunk.
  9. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    As of last night our local news reported about 60 of the "who's getting paid" folks are donating their paychecks while the government is shut down to charity.

    Our local senator is one of them.
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    As of last night our local news reported about 60 of the "who's getting paid" folks are donating their paychecks while the government is shut down to charity.

    Our local senator is one of them.
    quite a few of our representatives are doing that too...including a couple of Democrats. But Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray? Probably not.
  11. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    As is ours. She is a Democrat. Our Republican Senator is apparently fine with receiving his. I'm not surprised, as he's a bit of a jerk, shutdown or no.

    In the House, more Republican reps than Dems from my state are forgoing their checks.
  12. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Looks like a good mix of both parties.

    "Not all members of Congress are cashing in on their stalemate. More than 100 lawmakers have said that they will refuse compensation or donate the salaries earned during a shutdown, according to The Washington Post.. . ."
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  13. Visit  StNeotser profile page
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    I imagine come the 2014 elections opponents can use it against them. Representative So and So collected a paycheck during the government shutdown. They're all at least millionaires anyway.
  14. Visit  Griffin123 profile page
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    No, the shutdown is the result of the GOP not wanting to pay for goods and services already received. They are using hostage tactics to try to do this rather than work on jobs bills that would increase the economy and change tax codes so we stop subsidizing corporations. We are spending more than we have because of those two factors. Look at a successful presidency where we had a surplus: the Clinton years. We did not have a fake war started that had no budget. We did not reward companies for moving jobs overseas.

    It is only about 10% of Congress that seems to hold all the GOP in their line. One has to wonder what skeletons they see in the closet that they can hold all the GOP to their bidding.
    My comment really was made in jest and it should be noted that nowhere in my comment did I suggest a root cause of the shutdown.

    I personally think that the shutdown mess is counterproductive for Republicans.

    In terms of the Clinton administration having no "fake wars" I invite you to read up on the War Powers Resolution (sometimes called the War Powers Act). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution and then take a moment to review what the Clinton administration did in the events leading up to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_b..._of_Yugoslavia
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    No, the shutdown is the result of the GOP not wanting to pay for goods and services already received. They are using hostage tactics to try to do this rather than work on jobs bills that would increase the economy and change tax codes so we stop subsidizing corporations. We are spending more than we have because of those two factors. Look at a successful presidency where we had a surplus: the Clinton years. We did not have a fake war started that had no budget. We did not reward companies for moving jobs overseas.

    It is only about 10% of Congress that seems to hold all the GOP in their line. One has to wonder what skeletons they see in the closet that they can hold all the GOP to their bidding.
    My comment really was made in jest and it should be noted that nowhere in my comment did I suggest a root cause of the shutdown.

    I personally think that the shutdown mess is counterproductive for Republicans.

    In terms of the Clinton administration having no "fake wars" I invite you to read up on the War Powers Resolution (sometimes called the War Powers Act). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution and then take a moment to review what the Clinton administration did in the events leading up to and during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_b..._of_Yugoslavia There were some compelling arguments in academia on both sides of the fence regarding whether or not he violated the War Powers Resolution. I have mixed feelings on this topic myself but I mention it show the the Clinton administration was not without its "wars" (declared by congress or otherwise).

    Edit: Also, take a look at this 1998 article from CNN. http://www.cnn.com/US/9808/20/us.strikes.01/ Democrats were were already toying with the idea of taking the fight to Bin Laden. They just didn't put boots on the ground and, as a result, Al-Queda continued to exist under Taliban protection for the next 3 years or so.
    Last edit by Griffin123 on Oct 3, '13


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