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    “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.”
    ...like "we the people" have to do, CUT YOUR DAMN EXPENSES! (look it up).
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    Odd,in England they have royalty that is purely ceremonial and for show and their legislative bodies and prime minister run the country.
    Here we have an all powerful king and queen and our legislature as well as our courts are purely ceremonial and subservient to the king and his whims, yet they feel they deserve a raise.
    something is wrong here!
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    Well said Sir.

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    The only ones claiming they need a raise are the ones that are about to retire. It's not a comment that will get you reelected. This clown does not even need a second residence as he is able to commute to work. The average income in his district is 50k a year.
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    Now Jim Moran wants to help:

    Dem Rep. Jim Moran Files Bill To Give “Underpaid” Members of Congress A Daily Stipend…
    http://weaselzippers.us/182300-dem-r...daily-stipend/

    The congressman who said lawmakers in Washington are “underpaid” has introduced legislation that would give a daily housing stipend to members who travel to and from the Capitol for legislative business.

    Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia proposed a measure giving lawmakers an additional $25 for every day they are working in DC, saying the money is needed to help them cope with the high cost of living in the area. Members of Congress are currently paid $174,000 per year.

    The legislation – in the form of an amendment to a larger spending bill – failed Wednesday by voice vote in committee negotiations.

    Moran’s proposal would only have applied to members whose primary residence is outside a 50 mile radius of the Capitol; Moran, who is retiring, would not have been eligible because his northern Virginia district is less than 10 miles from the halls of Congress.

    “Federal elected office shouldn’t be limited just to those who are financially independent and do not have to give thought to paying out-of-pocket for living expenses while in D.C.,” Moran said in a statement. “We’re in the 5th year of a COLA freeze for Members’ pay. This reform would at least offer some relief from the cost of renting a second residence in the Washington Metropolitan area.”
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