H.R. 3835, To extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees

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H.R. 3835 would extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees.

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(logged-in user) January 30, 2012, 10:31am (report abuse)

This seems more like a punitive measure against the legislative branch. It's eerily similar to how a teacher will punish the class for one student's misbehavior or, in this case, the entire school district. The amount of money saved cannot realistically be that great when referencing the entire deficit.

Robert of Georgia

January 30, 2012, 11:33am (report abuse)

Repeal Federal pay for members of Congress. They should be paid by the State that they are supposed to represent or maybe the Political Party that they truly represent.

Susan Tokarz

January 30, 2012, 11:55am (report abuse)

Now if we could require no more congressional pay increases without first being approved by US citizens PRIOR to any action.


(logged-in user) January 30, 2012, 12:03pm (report abuse)

what a silly distraction from the truly important problems we face

Have you not seen what corporate executives get paid? have you not seen what hedge fund managers make? have you not seen what wall street traders make in bonuses alone? this is an eyes off prize issue. the investor class loves to sit back and watch the working class government for everything. the more slogan issue politics we do, the safer they feel to abuse the system and bilk we the people out of every last dime.

Patricia L

February 5, 2012, 7:17pm (report abuse)

Why punish federal employees who do not make anywhere near the salaries of Congressional members and who aren't the millionaires that Congress is?


May 12, 2012, 8:16pm (report abuse)

Jack, can you really compare a congressionally elected official on the public dole to that of an individual who risked everything to create the business that pays for the members perks? Get a life... think about the do nothing Congress who has never risked a thing that is making laws in an arena which he/she has no experience for the most part. They listen to their lobby and vote accordingly. And, you think they should get paid more when they can't even balance the budget and give the American people no hope of a future? It's outrageous that they should get any type of raise... let alone be paid. We'd be better off without many of them. Most are just puppets of the people or organizations that financed their campaigns.

And Patricia... for goodness sake don't you think federal and state employees make more than their counterparts in the private sectors without having to endure the risk and the lack of the significant perks afforded govt. employees? Isn't enough enough?



(logged-in user) August 25, 2012, 4:43pm (report abuse)

I agree with Susan. We the people should vote on any congressional raises and they shouldn't get a raise if they can't balance the budget. It would be like the bankers taking big bonuses when the banks are failing. Oh right, they already did. I can't give myself a raise if my company is suffering.

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