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Michele Bachmann Introduces Bill to Rescind Congressional Pay Raise

"We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending," Bachmann said ... "we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise."

In what will more than likely be the last legislative action Michele Bachmann will make as a representative of the Stillwater, Minn. area, the Sixth District Congresswoman on Monday introduced legislation that would rescind the portion of President Barack Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise

“I am calling on my colleagues in the House and Senate to rescind President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise,” Bachmann wrote in a statement. “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise. We need to begin with ourselves and I urge my colleagues to join me in this effort.”

 

michael mirra January 06, 2013 at 09:18 PM
The payroll tax cut being eliminated is the end of a temporary tax break that Obama passed when he first took office. It was stated at the time that it was temporary. Repbublicans complained then because less $ being withheld for the ss fund meant less benifits when they retired. Now he gave you back the oppertunity to build up your retirement handout that you won't complain about when you retire. Then it won't be a handout entitelment. You'll say you paid all your life & it's comong to you. It's only an entitelment handout when someone else cashes the check. RIGHT?
michael mirra January 06, 2013 at 09:23 PM
If you want to blame someone for Hurricane Sandy relief being screwed up, listen to your own party that is self destructing over this issue. Half your party has a heart & wants to help the needy, in this case, & half are still worried about the $ aspect & the budget. There is a reason that Republicans, like Crist turned Dem. Could Christie be next? Even Republicans are fed up with your party's insanity.
Rosemary B January 07, 2013 at 03:29 AM
I think the payroll tax cut was a tax cut that never should have happened since it farther starved the SS program that is cash strapped already. And I am not blaming anyone for any hurricane Sandy screw up. Just asking a question. Where was Obama's Executive Order to help those victims? The bill did not get 100% support because it had too much pork and earmarks in it for some people's taste. I thought Obama did not like pork or earmarks. The Republican brand is now so tarnished and twisted that they are damned when they do and damned when they do not. Damned when they support a bill with unnecessary spending and damned when they do not.
michael mirra January 08, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Obama needed to pass an executive order because Rosemary decided that is what he should have done? I understand that Barack is very disturbed that Rosemary B doesn't approve of his governing. Meantime, aside from Faux News & MSNBC talking points. What do you have to say about Michelle Bachman? That is what this post is all about, remember? So what do you think? Is she a Patriot, or a wack job. Ah, sweet mystery of life.
Rosemary B January 08, 2013 at 05:25 AM
This is not about me. I just find it hypocritical that he uses his Executive order to raise the pay of politicians yet does nothing for the victims of a natural disaster. He should have never ordered that pay raise. It was the wrong thing to do knowing that 98% of the country was about to see the payroll tax deduction (his idea again) expire and be hit with less money in their pay checks at a time when the economy is not exactly flourishing.

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