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Boehner's Battle Cry: The Voters Elected Us Too, Deal With It

The Obama Timeline author Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:13 AM
It is worth noting that no Congress has the legal authority to deny payment of House or Senate salaries. The Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.”
jmark72 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 12:43 PM
ObaMao doesn't follow the Constitution either! And neither do the liberal Demonrats! Republicans just following the Demonrats rules. Paybacks are Hell!
Sarah266 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:26 AM
It may be a grammatical technicality, but the compensation will not be varied, just withheld. So the withholding of payment is within Constitutional boundaries. If they attempted to dock pay for every week, month, etc that they did not pass a budget then they would not fall within the specifications of the Constitution.
The Obama Timeline author Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:15 AM
Not that I don't like the idea of withholding paychecks, of course! I do look forward to finding out which member of Congress screams the loudest, however.
The Obama Timeline author Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:14 AM
Not that I don't like the idea of withholding paychecks, of course! I do look forward to finding out which member of Congress screams the loudest, however.

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the furious battle to curb federal spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years.

It was a political high wire act, but House Speaker John Boehner pulled it off without a hitch. In one master stroke, he reunited most of his rebellious Republicans behind his budget strategy, and divided the Democrats.

When the smoke cleared in the latest budgetary skirmish Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has dictatorially ignored previous House budgets, agreed to accept the GOP's limited debt ceiling suspension as is,...