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Senators not in ‘millionaires´ club’
would be hurt by lost paychecks

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Erik Wasson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/25/2013 9:54:49 AM

The Senate is often called the “millionaires´ club,” but some of its members would feel the pain if a blown budget deadline costs them their paychecks. Provisions in the “No Budget, No Pay” debt ceiling bill that is headed to the Senate floor would impound senators´ salaries if the upper chamber doesn’t approve a budget by April 15. For most of the upper chamber, the loss of the $174,000 annual salary would be no hardship. Many senators are millionaires many times over, having earned substantial fortunes outside of politics. But for a small group of senators whose net

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Cry me a river and build me a bridge. Who cares what happens to these irresponsible fools for not complying with the law to begin with. Lisa Murkowski?? She managed to find enough money to afford to steal the senate seat.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/25/2013 10:05:33 AM     (No. 9138453)

What the Senate has been doing (no budget) is the same as the average family writing checks with no entries in the check register. Never any attempt at keeping a balance. If the CFO of a publicly traded company tried that, he´d be in jail.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/25/2013 10:07:48 AM     (No. 9138457)

"Many senators are millionaires many times over, having sucked in millions thanks to their politics"

There, fixed that sentence for ya.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: olcap, 1/25/2013 10:11:43 AM     (No. 9138472)

Are we really supposed to believe that these greedy people would sit by Idly while losing $174,000? Don´t bet on it. This is the silliest thing ever and another staged drama. These fools would no sooner vote themselves into "possibly lose money" situation, is ludicrous, and an insult to our intelligence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: J Wayne, 1/25/2013 10:22:45 AM     (No. 9138500)

Hopefully it would hurt, though I doubt it. Here´s a novel idea: earn your paycheck by doing your job. It you can´t do the job, quit and find one you can do; something like Walmart greeter or crash test dummy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: CEP, 1/25/2013 10:31:31 AM     (No. 9138518)

Maybe they should learn how to budget their money better so that they can deal with loss of a paycheck. Many ordinary citizens do it everyday thanks to the meddling of these puffed up fools.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/25/2013 10:39:29 AM     (No. 9138541)

A class divide? Barry the uniter would never allow that to happen! I say no pay until you do your freaking job, which includes focusing on the debt too!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lydwho, 1/25/2013 10:49:04 AM     (No. 9138559)

Problem is that the paycheck would just be held until later and never be taken away permanently. They should LOSE there pay for this period and never get it returned!!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/25/2013 10:49:57 AM     (No. 9138562)

Possibly their millionaire & billionaire brethren & cistern of the world´s most exclusive club would take up a collection and donate to their 99 percenters(it´s only fair)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/25/2013 10:56:03 AM     (No. 9138584)

My RINO Congressman sent out a note announcing he voted for this. Of course, he did not send out a note announcing he had voted to raise taxes and not cut spending.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: snichols, 1/25/2013 11:07:38 AM     (No. 9138623)

They make $174K a year, and have a net worth of $121K, or $145K? They have real problems and need Dave Ramsey to help them balance their personal finances.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/25/2013 11:11:45 AM     (No. 9138634)

They will get the pay no matter what. What we need is to take all they have been paid since the last time they did their jobs and passed a budget. Take all they have like they want to do to us.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/25/2013 11:21:17 AM     (No. 9138663)

Perhaps the handful of Senators who are "poor" could apply for restoration of salary and benefits on a need basis.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/25/2013 11:33:57 AM     (No. 9138704)

The House should have grounded AF-1 and 2 to keep jugears and mooch without transportation and that would have been more effective. Better still, add it to the ´no pay´ resolution.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/25/2013 11:44:11 AM     (No. 9138725)

Ughm, isn´t that the purpose of the bill? Give them incentive to do their damn job.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: shamus, 1/25/2013 11:46:21 AM     (No. 9138734)

Senate pay could be delayed, but not lost.

Pay would be distributed at the end of the session rather than in regular checks. This means that pay for 2013 and 2014 would be received in January 2015. Ironically, this would put them into a higher tax bracket and they would have to pay their fair share of taxes levied against millionaires and billionaires.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/25/2013 12:04:02 PM     (No. 9138779)

The pay must be forfeited, not delayed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: delsol, 1/25/2013 12:04:56 PM     (No. 9138781)

#11 is right. We shouldn´t be stupid enough to elect someone Senator who hasn´t been successful in business and in life. There´s no reason anyone in the Senate shouldn´t be worth at least $1mm.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/25/2013 12:32:57 PM     (No. 9138856)

I should care about them? Do they care how higher taxes and Obamacare have hurt so many of us. I can´t begin to name all of the luxuries they have paid for by taxpayers.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: realrep, 1/25/2013 12:53:23 PM     (No. 9138911)

Life isn´t fair. They can apply for food stamps.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/25/2013 3:10:09 PM     (No. 9139171)

If they aren´t going to do the job they were "hired" to do, why should they get paid? And I say it should be retroactive.

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