This meager pay raise also includes a modest increase for those in the armed service. Should they be denied? I don't think so.
The people that shouldn't get a raise are the do nothing's in Congress. Really, what do these bumps on the log do for this Country? If anything, they should be giving their salaries back to the Treasury.
This pay raise will cost us a grand total of less than $500,000 for Congress.
We sure do love our indignant symbolism, don't we?
wake up when you have something meaningful to post on this board (but at that rate we might have to call you rip van slappy) .......
so give the military a raise and separate it from the rest ......
this is just like they stick the pork in every bill so libs can get all indigent and focus on one piece of the bill to defend the package ......
Based on their dismal performance, Congress should take a pay cut. But, alas, that would be out of the question!
Wake me up when you actually know what you're talking about.
Fact is, you didn't even read it. Fact is, you didn't even know it included raises to our Armed Service personnel. Fact is, you spouted off your big mouth before knowing any of the specifics.
Who's going to separate an Executive Order? Congress? You? LOL. Learn something before opening your trap.
"Executive orders have the full force of law, since issuances are typically made in pursuance of certain Acts of Congress, some of which specifically delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power (delegated legislation), or are believed to take authority from a power granted directly to the Executive by the Constitution."
Last edited by slapshot; 12-31-2012 at 09:38 PM.
I think it's 100% unnecessary to give congress a raise.
If you really think about it though, Obama is using tax payer money for this good will gesture. Congress isn't going to care, but I think it's bad form when we're in the midst of hard times.
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