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    Is congress robbing us, the tax payer.....

    Seems like they are to me, taking long vacations, voting themselves a raise when there polices are costing jobs. Raising taxes fees and fines on everyone.

    +5  Views: 1813 Answers: 20 Posted: 7 years ago
    Headless Man

    Salary of House/Senate...$174,000. Salary of Speaker of House...$223,500. Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders...$193,400. Average US Salary...$33,000 to $77,000. Maybe our elected officials should make an average salary too...It's a time of sacrifice after all...

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    Yes, leeroy, congress was supposed to be a place good citizens went to help the country and went back to your job you had before you was elected. Now it has become a lifetime job and then your children take over. We need term limits on congress, NOW.
    I can't believe I missed this question, that's the thing about the new format, it doesn't recycle your question if you edit it, I don't like that.

    Congress and politicians for the most part are a bunch of money hungry thieves that need to get booted out on their backsides next election.
    Just because the country has been wasting our hard earned dollars for years doesn't give them a reason to practice politics as usual.

    They need to be held accountable for their actions or in most cases non-action. They are just along for the ride it seems, while the country is being flushed straight down the crapper... We need real politicians who are willing to sacrifice for this wonderful country, ones that want to make it better for the common man and woman.

    I have zero respect for most of the lawyers that are elected into congress just because they paid this person and did favors for that group, Washington is almost completely corrupt and needs a cleansing.

    I hope all of us will take our grievances to the polls and hit that lot of corrupt snakes where it counts, boot most of them out. Just my opinion though...

    Yes and they are not even having to use a gun to hold us up

    Headless Man

    And they want to take away our guns ......

    Yes yes and yes.....they tax, tax tax Americans.....give small business loans to aliens and deprive Americans of affordable healthcare....some governments provide free healthcare...not ours....and not once do they consider what the AVERAGE American has to live on....them with their hundred thousand dollar incomes....they will never care what it is to struggle to live like the AVERAGE American. They can afford vacations can we....They have healthcare do we....they have life insurance pension funds IRA'S CD's...etc.....never once do they say WHEN HAVE WE TAXED THE PEOPLE ENOUGH? It will never be enough....whether we have a job or not we must pay taxes...to eat to drive to live.....

    Headless Man

    Well said......

    halseyjr61

    Randy, love the comment.
    Unfortunately, I forsee tax increases in the future as this country is simply running out of money. Everyday I read of social service cuts (IE education, fire, police, library, infrastructure etc) from Federal, State, County and City. Unless this country can regain it's manufacturing base and middle class which brings in tax revenue because today's economy of working poor who cannot pay high taxes and the rich, who find every loophole to aviod paying their share is not working. Exoenditures far outweigh income. This country cannot survive at this rate.

    Good point Randy, we do need to pressure our congressmen or congresswomen to pass into law a limit on terms in congress, it's getting ridiculous how many of them are making it into a career, it's supposed to be a public service.

    We need to get rid of ear marks completely, like Obama promised to do, but hasn't yet. We need people that want to improve the conditions in this country, not congressmen who want to make contacts and get paid for doing favors and rewarding government contract to their campaign supporters.

    I've mentioned this before, but I was at a city government for less than a day and the corruption I saw would make people poop a brick. It's unimaginable to the average American how corrupt our political system really is. That's why our country is in the terrible state it's in right now.
    Headless Man

    But thats like asking your boss to fire you. With their pay and benefits no way.
    leeroy

    True, but not if we vote in the right new group of freshmen senators and congressmen...

    well wait a sec let me check my pockets???? Yep they are robbing us !!!!!!

    I think it's crazy that they pay them selves huge salaries and give them self's raise's for what?
    mean while people on social security they have not had any raise's senior's and disabled who only have this to live on.Then they have raised the deficit sky high the Dollar was strong once no more crazy I am going to stop or this will be long.
    whovin

    Thank you for the thumb ups

    If you ment is government robbing us, then most definitly, Yes. You can thank Obama, Greenspan, and all the other conspirers of this. You see, it starts here. We give taxes to pay for debt. Then government takes that money and puts it in a pot and saves it until an amount has collected. They take that money and give it to the country or our choice from whome we borrowed it. Deflation happens, and we then have less to give out of our pockets. The state construction and maintainence and all has been paid for with borrowed money and the taxes pay it back.


    What has been happening is the value of our currency has been going down due to exessive borrowing and the interest of that debt increases, which then makes our taxes go up. If that's not enough for you, then try this on for size. We don't ever see ourselves getting out of it. You know what that means, taxes, taxes, taxes, and when they feel satisfied they will tax us again. Not to mention, the same fucking politicians that allow these taxes to go on, the ones that voted for it, they get there hands wet with OUR MONEY. Bullshit, and that's why America is heading for a revolution.

    Yes they are and there really is nothing we can do about it except to limit their power. When their actions (ie. voting records/public behavior etc.) are directly linked to the priveliged time they get to have serving "We the People" and the "priveliged perks" that go with that time are scrutinized by us the voters and we ALL vote to either limit those terms or ALLOW them to go on and do good works will these clowns even tremble. They know we bitch and moan and then stay at home watching "the Bachelor on voting day" They know we are lazy and they count on that. They know we wont start a grass roots movement to limit their terms.......b/c if their terms were limited say to 2 per person...they may realize they are expendable...and if their lives will mean a damn thing at all to anyone but themselves, they may just want to do something with their short time in office. They may want to work FOR us and in the meantime create good law, help the people, stand up for their constituents, work for democracy and their bosses...(us)! I really do believe STRONGLY that term limits would pop their ego bubbles and the days of we the people being taken advantage of for years and years and years will be over!!

    Headless Man

    Salary of House/Senate...$174,000.
    Salary of Speaker of House...$223,500.
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders...$193,400.
    Average US Salary...$33,000 to $77,000.
    Maybe our elected officials should make an average salary too...It's a time of sacrifice after all...

    indeed ski masks are on sale two for the price of one in the lobby

    YOU BETCHA!!!!!

    where do the orders that relate to this congressional robbery come from? look no further than the federal reserve bank. trace the history then things will become clearer

    Well someone has to pay.For their gas food and lodging bet you can't guess who.

    GREADY LAWYERS GO IN TO POLITICS GREADY DOCTORS BUILD HOSPITALS GREADY NERDS STEAL YOUR DAMN POCKET PROTECTOR IN GYM CLASS WHERE DOES IT ALL END

    Accept that thing like this happen. There are a million and one things in the world
    to be upset about, and all of the good free things in the world to smile at are dying off.
    Focus on the good and don't give the energy suckers your energy. Don't give them the time
    of day. =]

    Headless Man

    I can focus on the good, but I'm going to put my money were the Gov. can't find it.

    Absolutely. Without question. If I had it all to do over again,I would have to pursue a life in politics.
    Leadind sheep around is the most lucrative vooation, by far.
    Geez, are we collectively stupid as a nation.

    Are YOU DEAMING? The government only WORKS, sits, LESS than half a year. And your wrong, people would / will adapt very quickly. What do you think happens during lets say... "England WW2". Bombed nightly! Mr. Churchill, or the royals... never pick up a single brick! France, Berlin. There's an adjustment period,[chaos briefly] butt people pull together and get through it. You DON"T NEED the government, it's forced Upon you. They are way over staffed, inefficient, wasteful, barely competent. Their REAL job is to set business rules, implement large costly endeavours [infrastructures], Maintaining securities [military], and police. The rest of what they mostly DO, is come up with NEW WAYS to pick your pocket.

    Are YOU DEAMING? The government only WORKS, sits, LESS than half a year. And your wrong, people would / will adapt very quickly. What do you think happens during lets say... "England WW2". Bombed nightly! Mr. Churchill, or the royals... never pick up a single brick! France, Berlin. There's an adjustment period,[chaos briefly] butt people pull together and get through it. You DON"T NEED the government, it's forced Upon you. They are way over staffed, inefficient, wasteful, barely competent. Their REAL job is to set business rules, implement large costly endeavours [infrastructures], Maintaining securities [military], and police. The rest of what they mostly DO, is come up with NEW WAYS to pick your pocket. YOU WORK, and give 55%. The difference between the mafia and the GOVERNMENT is't a lot! They are COMPETATORES. Mafia loan shark 30% or less. Credit cards 18% to OVER 35%. Insurance HUGE! Utilities up & UP. Pay'$' ATTENTION! >>[55%]<< & climbing They are supose to BE, working FOR YOU. They are EMPLOYEE"S! Public SERVANTS ?

    Headless Man

    OK OK don't get so upset......... lol

    Are YOU DEAMING? The government only WORKS, sits, LESS than half a year. And your wrong, people would / will adapt very quickly. What do you think happens during lets say... "England WW2". Bombed nightly! Mr. Churchill, or the royals... never pick up a single brick! France, Berlin. There's an adjustment period,[chaos briefly] butt people pull together and get through it. You DON"T NEED the government, it's forced Upon you. They are way over staffed, inefficient, wasteful, barely competent. Their REAL job is to set business rules, implement large costly endeavours [infrastructures], Maintaining securities [military], and police. The rest of what they mostly DO, is come up with NEW WAYS to pick your pocket.

    Are YOU DEAMING? The government only WORKS, sits, LESS than half a year. And your wrong, people would / will adapt very quickly. What do you think happens during lets say... "England WW2". Bombed nightly! Mr. Churchill, or the royals... never pick up a single brick! France, Berlin. There's an adjustment period,[chaos briefly] butt people pull together and get through it. You DON"T NEED the government, it's forced Upon you. They are way over staffed, inefficient, wasteful, barely competent. Their REAL job is to set business rules, implement large costly endeavours [infrastructures], Maintaining securities [military], and police. The rest of what they mostly DO, is come up with NEW WAYS to pick your pocket.



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