Who else is sick of those who whine that Representatives and Senators "could make more in the private sector?
Who else is sick of those who claim and whine that congresspersons "could make more in the private sector" as a way of excusing their constant raises and huge perpetual benefit packages? Well, then, go and try! Go make more money -- we do NOT want such whiners in office. Some related links: http://www.ntu.org/main/press.php?PressID=343 http://www.wtop.com/?sid=1286126&nid=226&pid=0 http://www.kiplinger.com/businessresource/forecast/archive/Congressional_Perks_070619.html http://dcrepublican.com/2009/02/17/strange-congress-congressional-perks-you-pay-for/ http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/02/06/inside_washington_congress_has_perks_of_its_own Here's an interesting take from the last listed link above: * * * When corporate titans indulged in perks like private jets and luxury junkets, members of Congress were quick to criticize. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers from heading for party retreats at resorts where they spend tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars and mingle with lobbyists. "We're very mindful" of perceptions, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson told reporters Thursday camped outside of the sprawling Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va., where House Democrats were on their annual three-day retreat, an event which has in the past cost in the neighborhood of $100,000. "It's serious and it's from morning till night. We've been dwelling, rightfully, on the economy," said Larson, D-Conn. * * * How magnificent of them /not.
Asked By: friend to all - 4/6/2009
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I believe there is a reason politicians are doing the jobs they are doing. Because they can't hack it in the private sector. Can you imagine those politicians behaving the way the do at a private company? Can you say fired! As in get out. The behavior of our elected officials is insane. 90% of these politicians from... More
Answered By: Oh really now? - 4/6/2009
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going into politics doesn't stop anyone from making money in the private sector - in fact, their personal incomes usually skyrocket once business owners become pols. The pay from Congress is just gravy, it's the tip of the iceberg.
Answered By: Bob - 4/6/2009
This is really why we cant get real bright people to run for political office. It is true that if you are good at what you do, you will not be a politican. Politics are so corrupt, that even the best new breed cant change what is going on. Only term limits will do that/
Answered By: ? - 4/6/2009
Please cite a source. I'd like to read more about this. Edit: Thanks for adding links. I'll check them out.
Answered By: Charles Veidt - 4/6/2009
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