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    Moran: Members Can’t Afford to Live Decently in D.C.


    Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.

    Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds members’ $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee.

    “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

    The senior appropriator pointed out that some members have taken to living out of their offices to save money, while others have “small little apartment units” that make it impossible to spend the time they should with their families.

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    They make $174, 000 a year, plus 4 billion dollars in perks ... and they're bitching that members of Congress are under paid !!!

    They live better then 95% of the American people and they get a lifetime pension.

    This is a bad, bad joke.
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    I work for $15 an hour as a medical equipment technician and I'm doing fine. I'll remember to cry on my pillow for their plight.
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    I seriously doubt ANY of these clowns do it for the $$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I seriously doubt ANY of these clowns do it for the $$$
    They do it for the power and for the perks. Plus they don't work that many days a year. I think that they should take a pay cut and donate it to reducing the debt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    They do it for the power and for the perks. Plus they don't work that many days a year. I think that they should take a pay cut and donate it to reducing the debt.
    Or we could make a deal with them that they could divide up all the money that is left over each year after all the debts are paid.
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    Let's not forget a good portion of them are quite well off to begin with. These people are so out of touch I have a hard time comprehending it sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Or we could make a deal with them that they could divide up all the money that is left over each year after all the debts are paid.
    You do that, and none of them will have a problem taxing all of us at 90%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You do that, and none of them will have a problem taxing all of us at 90%
    We have safeguards in the bill to prevent that, but they have to pass the bill before we let them see what's in it.

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    Build each of them a one-man slave hut out on the mall and require them to live in it.
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