HOUSE REPUBLICANS; GO DEFUND YOURSELVES

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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS; GO DEFUND YOURSELVES

    After more than 40 votes to repeal Obamacare, John Boehner and his House Republican caucus have taken their obsession to a new level: They passed a bill that forced a government shutdown because Obamacare wasn't defunded.

    Conspicuously absent from that bill, however, was a promise that the Republican members pushing it would forgo their own salaries in the event of a shutdown.

    House Republicans aren't doing their jobs as it is. Why should they still get paid if the rest of the government is shut down?

     

     
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    House Republicans apparently have the understanding of how a democracy works about as well as the Iraq or Egyptian governments (or what passes there for government). And worse is that they long for an Iranian type of government where they can be dictators and impose their wills and beliefs and ... well.. twisted sense of reality .. on everyone.

     

    A lesson in civics is needed but frankly that wont be enough any more than say three bonehead crazies from the House going on TV in Egypt to "educate their sorry asses".

     

     
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    If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility

     
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    They should defund themselves as in stop taking taxpayer money to help pay for their "affordable care" while denying the public the same benefit when most of the public that is paying part of congress and their staffs insurtance make less money!!

    How TF is that fair??

     
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    They should defund themselves as in stop taking taxpayer money to help pay for their "affordable care" while denying the public the same benefit when most of the public that is paying part of congress and their staffs insurtance make less money!!

    How TF is that fair??

     



    tvoter,

     

    Actually the point was they should not accept salaries during the shutdown.

    Many people in the Congress have already pledged not to accept any salary while the government is shutdown. Some are donating their salaries to charities like Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

     
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/

    The Washington Post has begun an on line list of which lawmakers have pledged to either  accept any salary during the government shutdown or to donate their salary to charity..

    As of Thursday afternoon, at least  138 lawmakers were on that list...split about even between the parties.

    To see the list...as well as updates to the list, go to the above URL.

    Since that time there have been additions to that list. Below are the lawmakers who have on Thursday and Friday have refused to accept any salary during the shutdown or to donate their salary to charity.

     Additions on Friday:

    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)

    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

    Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)

    Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)

    Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

    Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)

    Rep. David Reichert (R-Wash.)

    Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

    Rep. David G. Valadao (R-Calif.) 

    Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas)

    Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas)

    On Thursday: 

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

    Rep. Julia Brownley (D -Calif.)

    Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) 

    Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) 

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

    Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)

    Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)

    Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Conn.)

    Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D -N.Y.)

    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

    Rep. Alan Nunnalee (R-Miss.)

    Rep. Robert Pittenger (R- N.C.)

    Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.)  

    This list, if you count thru it, is not split evenly. It is tiltled much more toward Democrat lawmakers.

    It seems the Democrats are more and more willingly to see how unfair it is to accept their salaries while the shutdown is threatenting to ruin our economy and is affecting millions of people's lives directly and thru organizations which are affected by the shutdown.

                                                            

     
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    They should defund themselves as in stop taking taxpayer money to help pay for their "affordable care" while denying the public the same benefit when most of the public that is paying part of congress and their staffs insurtance make less money!!

    How TF is that fair??

     



    tvoter,

     

    Actually the point was they should not accept salaries during the shutdown.

    Many people in the Congress have already pledged not to accept any salary while the government is shutdown. Some are donating their salaries to charities like Sen. Elizabeth Warren.



    and John Cornyn

     
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    House Republicans apparently have the understanding of how a democracy works

    Oh, you mean in how they appointed a bunch of unelected czars to run huge pieces of the government?

     

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    House Republicans apparently have the understanding of how a democracy works about as well as the Iraq or Egyptian governments (or what passes there for government). And worse is that they long for an Iranian type of government where they can be dictators and impose their wills and beliefs and ... well.. twisted sense of reality .. on everyone.

     

    A lesson in civics is needed but frankly that wont be enough any more than say three bonehead crazies from the House going on TV in Egypt to "educate their sorry asses".

     



    We already have that with Obama. He thinks he can change law by edict. Well, I guess because the Republicans let him, he can.

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    unelected czars




    If you want to make a fair and honest point, you need to take issue with the entire executive agency expansion since the 1930s. "Czars" is hardly a fair attack otherwise.

     
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    Oh okay. Maybe he means not enforcing some laws based on politics? 

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    Pressure is steadily growing on House Republicans not to accept their salaries while the govertment is shutdown.

    Case in point is the following Congresswoman fron N.Carolina.

     

    Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has sent a letter to House officials requesting that her congressional salary of $174,000 be withheld amid the shutdown, according to The Charlotte News & Observer

    The request is a reversal for Ellmers, who earlier in the week told WTVD in Raleigh, N.C. that she would not be deferring her paycheck during the shutdown. 

    "I need my paycheck. That's the bottom line," Ellmers said. "I understand that there may be some other members who are deferring their paychecks, and I think it's admirable. I'm not in that position."

    Ellmers fielded criticism for the remark and began backtracking on Friday telling CNN that she would consider deferring her next paycheck, according to the News & Observer. 

    Update: Read the letter to House officials here.

     

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-ellmers-asks-her-salary-be-withheld

                                                                

     
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