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No Budget, No Pay!

Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2012/06/09 00:32:46
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No Budget, No Pay!

Do you believe that Congress should not get paid until it passes a budget?

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  • mustangluver 2012/06/18 17:06:32
    Yes!
    mustangluver
    +1
    Sounds right to me!
  • none 2012/06/12 16:30:14
    Yes!
    none
    +1
    Makes perfect sense to me. I know that if I had a job and I didn't do it I would be fired, too bad we can't fire most of them and start over with business men and women instead of a bunch of damn lawyers.
  • Leasher... none 2012/06/13 00:32:26
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    We need men and women in Congress who are in touch with the American people, not lawyers.
  • none Leasher... 2012/06/13 18:05:38
    none
    Exactly, the US is in reality a business, money come in and money goes out, we're supposed to turn a profit like any business and have a budget too. Business men and women understand that, it's obvious that very few members of our Congress have the slightest clue.
  • Searchin' 2012/06/11 23:41:17
    Yes!
    Searchin'
    +1
    If employees in the private sector performed as poorly as those responsible for the running of this country, they would find themselves without a job. Sadly, even when the electorate finally "fires" these inept "employees", they'll leave with lucrative severance packages those of us who pay their salaries can only dream of.
  • Leasher... Searchin' 2012/06/12 00:42:44
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    It's the benefits and perks that have to go away. They are costing the country a fortune. Lower their pay to a reasonable amount and toss the benefits. It's disgusting that they are reaping the benefit of high rewards for little work while the country is suffering and unemployment is still over 8%.
  • Bruce 2012/06/11 23:40:57
    Yes!
    Bruce
    +1
    The Democrats have to come up with the budget first.
  • Leasher... Bruce 2012/06/12 00:43:09
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    Better not hold our breath waiting for THAT!
  • JP 2012/06/11 23:26:20
    Yes!
    JP
    +1
    No pay for congress, the senate or the president. No pensions for all retired congressmen, senators and presidents.

    Bet we'd have a budget by noon tomorrow.
  • Leasher... JP 2012/06/12 00:43:28
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    I like you're style!
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/11 23:21:28
    Yes!
    TruBluTopaz
    +3
    Three years, no budget.
    Countless bills sent up by the House only to be bottled up in committee or tabled outright by Reid in the Senate.
    They have NOT done they jobs and until they do, they should simply turn back their checks to the revenue service.
  • Leasher... TruBluT... 2012/06/12 00:44:48
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    Exactly! And don't forget Obama has threatened to veto any budget they do pass. I can't imagine what they're getting paid for...
  • keeper 2012/06/11 23:13:57
    Yes!
    keeper
    +1
    If you don't work, you shouldn't get paid!
  • Leasher... keeper 2012/06/12 00:43:50
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Exactly. That's the way it works in the private sector.
  • keeper Leasher... 2012/06/12 16:51:30
    keeper
    +1
    And should apply to them!!
  • Leasher... keeper 2012/06/13 00:32:50
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    They shouldn't be any different from any of us.
  • Dan™: Real Change, Not Fals... 2012/06/11 23:10:57
    Yes!
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +1
    I would further stipulate that Congress should be required to pass a balanced budget in order to receive their paychecks.
  • Leasher... Dan™: R... 2012/06/12 00:45:19
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Definitely. They shouldn't be paid until they've done the work. No budget, no pay.
  • Dan™: R... Leasher... 2012/06/12 01:43:52
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +1
    Not just a budget ... Obama has offered plenty of screwy budgets proposing deficit spending. They need to pass a balanced budget. If there's a deficit, cut spending. Or else no Congressional paycheck.
  • Leasher... Dan™: R... 2012/06/12 01:49:20
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Obama's been free wheelin' it with our money for far too long. It's about time he was cut off as well. I can't see that he deserves his pay either.
  • Dan™: R... Leasher... 2012/06/12 15:21:54
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    We're paying him to golf in between campaign fundraisers. That's all he's done since at least November 2010.
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/11 19:11:36 (edited)
    Yes!
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Congressional salaries should be suspended when the budget expires. No "continuing resolution" band-aids.

    Like any other important task in a business, tie it to management compensation and it gets done.
  • Leasher... V~POTL~... 2012/06/12 00:45:45
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    Exactly. Give them an ultimatum.
  • teigan 2012/06/10 20:31:20
    Yes!
    teigan
    +2
    I agree, I have never seen such a useless inept congress as this one. Passing a budget is their job. I those democrats that have sat on their ass for over 3 years without doing their job should be voted out of office. If any other American failed to do their job they would be fired. Unless they are part of a union that is.
  • Leasher... teigan 2012/06/11 00:39:59
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    It's no wonder there's a stalemate in Congress. There've been sitting there doing nothing for years but reaping the benefit of a hefty paycheck and benefits. It's time to give them a message by voting them out and reminding them that the American people are their bosses.
  • teigan Leasher... 2012/06/11 01:07:13
    teigan
    +1
    They have become lazy, if there own party and voters don't demand they do their job they aren't going to do anything. Have you heard any liberals demand that they produce a budget, I haven't.
  • Leasher... teigan 2012/06/11 01:09:35
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    I haven't either. Liberals hate to plan anything in advance. They live for the moment however budgetting is never an "in the moment" event.
  • teigan Leasher... 2012/06/11 02:46:55
    teigan
    I guess it doesn't matter if they pass a budget or not. They wouldn't follow it anyway. These people are as worthless as teats on a bull.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/06/10 02:31:15
    Yes!
    Ozzyboy
    +3
    And unless the budget includes a reduction in their pay, more contribution to their health care and pensions, they still shouldn't be paid.
  • Leasher... Ozzyboy 2012/06/11 00:40:30
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Right. They aren't doing their jobs. Why should they expect pay and benefits?
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/10 01:43:31
    Yes!
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +4
    Put your cards out on the table, all of you. Especially you Democrats.
  • Leasher... Temlako... 2012/06/11 00:40:42
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Great answer!
  • FeedFwd ~POTL 2012/06/09 23:56:56
    Yes!
    FeedFwd ~POTL
    +3
    Let's see... Who is going to pass that bill? Be careful what you ask for. We might get a budget worse than what we have. Although, with republicans running the house, I feel pretty good about it. I wonder how much of the income for most congress critters comes from their official salary. I'm guessing that many of them might not even miss it. :(
  • Leasher... FeedFwd... 2012/06/10 00:30:03
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +2
    I'm sure they get a lot of it from special interests. However, they're so greedy, they would certainly cry foul if they missed even 2 cents of their official pay.
  • Icon 2012/06/09 23:48:18
    Yes!
    Icon
    +3
    Sounds like a good plan to me.
  • Leasher... Icon 2012/06/10 00:30:18
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    :-))
  • Mark P. 2012/06/09 19:51:21
    Yes!
    Mark P.
    +3
    And termination. Constitution says they must pass a budget not extensions.
  • Leasher... Mark P. 2012/06/10 00:30:54
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    Exactly. If they are not doing their job, they don't deserve it. Time to give them a pink slip.
  • bleep 2012/06/09 17:24:20
    Undecided
    bleep
    +2
    these dicks passed to many laws already. Just quit paying taxes.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/09 17:05:54
    Yes!
    4570GOVT
    +2
    GREAT IDEA ! The Lazy Ass Democrats " REFUSED " to pass a budget for YEARS , while they Borrowed TRILLIONS$$$$$ from China ! This might Build A Fire Under Their Ass ............. Oh , Wait ? Who would make this law ? ....... THEY WOULD ?????

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