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House Raises the Debt Ceiling

ClownHallBuster Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:02 PM
Most members of Congress are millionaires. So cutting their pay means nothing. The GOP is just trying to cover their @sses.
SkidTorque Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:33 AM
I agree.

Additionally, It's just political garbage. Congressional members must be paid (eventually) based on the 27th amendment: "No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened".

This is an empty threat by ignorant or complicit republican leadership trying to score populist points when they know the act has no merit.

Shut down the government!
Ronald484 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:30 PM
Granted, the no pay provision is largely symbollic, but for the public, not being paid does have meaning and the symbolism may just resinate with them that the Senate will not pass a budget, even willing to lose their pay checks not to pass one.

The House of Representatives has passed legislation known as the "No Budget, No Pay Act" to raise the debt ceiling, funding the government through borrowing until May. The legislation includes a clause that requires politicans pass a budget or receive no pay.

 The vote was 285 to 144, largely on the back of Republican support.

Most House Democrats spoke out against the bill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the salary provision a "joke" and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called the bill a "political gimmick" that perpetuates uncertainty.

The Senate is expected to...