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No budget.... No pay. It's about time!
Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 7:49 PM:

I bet the Democrats are furious. Kick the can down the road and your check goes with it. Now they need a balanced budget proposal.

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They will spin this to be republican'n fault for not compromising, just as Hillary spins Bengazi as republican congress fault for not increasing the moneies spent on security.

-- Posted by Old John on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 7:58 PM

They should be treated the same as us. The financial problems are just being compounded by ALL of theses idiots passing the buck. What happened to being financially responsible?

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 8:53 PM

Regret, I guess you realize that their pay will held in escrow and they get it all back [probably with interest] when they pass a budget with plenty of payoffs in unpublished pork.

-- Posted by Old John on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 10:02 PM

"...for not increasing the moneies spent on security."

In fact, it was a matter of Congress reducing the State Department security budget by $300 million, not a requested increase.

-- Posted by commonsensematters on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 10:55 PM

So Hillary lied?

-- Posted by Old John on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 11:10 PM

Considering the average House member is worth ~6.5 million and the average Senator is worth ~14 million a couple delayed paychecks isn't a very big deal. At best there is a dozen or two out of the 535 members that actually need their salary to pay their bills.

Congress makes far more from insider investments than they do from their tiny salaries. House members beat the market by 6% while Senators beat market returns by a whopping 10% every year. If you want to really get Congress in gear crank up their capital gains tax rate by 1% for every day they fail to pass a balanced budget and watch how motivate they get.

-- Posted by Nil on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 11:26 PM

Nil, I see your point but that could be a bite off nose to spite the face unless it was defined to polititions only. That ain't going to happen.

-- Posted by Old John on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 11:35 PM

Nil

We agree. The bad thing is OJ has it right. Unlike their healthcare they will want everyone to pay. I would be real happy to see a balanced budget proposal but we all know very few of them really want it. To live within their means is too much to ask.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 4:08 PM

Another crisis or at least another important concern worthy of national attention per the press will make this a non story.

Congress will do as what has become the norm and push the budget down the road with some sort of short term continuation of the old budget "twice removed".

-- Posted by Old John on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 8:06 PM

The same way as Newtown saved them from Benghazigate.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:07 PM


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