New Congress - First Item on the Agenda

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Will be to vote themselves a raise. Mark it down.
     
  2. carpro

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    If I remember correctly, Congress fixed it many years ago so they never had to vote for a raise again. I believe the raises are automatic and as long as they don't go against them they'll just sorta happen.

    Avoids the political embarrassment of voting to line your own pockets.
     
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    There first agenda should be getting our troops out of Iraq!
     
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    I don't think that will happen, even with the democrats as majority, Terry. The view that there's not much difference between dems and reps is pretty true from where I sit. I don't think a swift return is in the near future. I have friends and relatives there, and I sure don't wish them harm. But even if they were to start talking about it in January, there would be a LONG process to do it.
     
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    Price of gas went up the day after the election. Pragmatically, that is giving Congress a raise.
     
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    Gas prices went down around here.
     

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