1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Is this being hypocritical?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,034
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Every Republican senator who voted against raising the minimum wage are scheduled to receive a $2,800.00 raise in January if they are still in office. What are the chances they will vote to forgo the raise?
     
    #1 Crabtownboy, Aug 29, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 29, 2014
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,830
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Faith:
    Baptist
    One has nothing to do with the other. However, given the economy and its difficulties I would say all of them on both sides of the fence need to vote down a raise.
     
  3. JonC

    JonC Lifelong Disciple
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    8,609
    Likes Received:
    577
    Faith:
    Baptist
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    22,486
    Likes Received:
    473
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Minimum wage is all about politics. It helps almost no one.

    Voting down a pay raise for Congress is all about politics. If they can pass it and no one notices, they will. If they get caught with their hand in the cash register, they won't.

    Doesn't matter much either way.

    Hypocritical? Probably. But not for the reason you stated. As Rev said, one doesn't have anything to do with the other. That's just the way pols are. Hypocritical to a fault.
     
  5. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,159
    Likes Received:
    329
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Congress DOES NOT vote to receive an annual COLA pay raise.

    It is automatic - UNLESS - they vote it down.

    Call your congressman and ask him to vote down the COLA.

    As far as a Non-Cola Pay raise - an election must pass before a pay raise can take effect.
    Per the 27th amendment - proposed on 25 Sep 1789 and ratified 7 May 1992.
     
  6. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,034
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Salty, good for you. You knew they automatically get a raise unless they vote not to receive one. That is pretty slick politics. "Oh, I didn't vote for a raise."

    Maybe there should be a sliding pay scale. Say a Senator whose net worth is 100 million or more serves with no pay. A Senator with a net worth of a paltry 5 million would have a salary of 150,000. The more a Senator's net worth the less they receive in salary.

    What do you think? After all they claim to be public servants.
     
  7. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,159
    Likes Received:
    329
    Faith:
    Baptist
    How about getting paid out of their campaign funds?
     
  8. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,034
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I like it, I like it!

    I also agree with Mark Twain:

    ...I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.
    - "Foster's Case," New York Tribune, 10 March 1873
     
    #8 Crabtownboy, Aug 29, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 29, 2014
  9. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    22,486
    Likes Received:
    473
    Faith:
    Baptist
  10. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    18,034
    Likes Received:
    216
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Do you feel Senators should get a raise on January 1?

    Is this hypocritical for those who voted against raising the minimum wage?
     
  11. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,849
    Likes Received:
    141
    Faith:
    Baptist

    Just what senator, representative, or anyone in the executive or judicial branch, that calls for raising the minimum wage wants it raised to what they are making? If they don't, ain't it hypocrisy?
     
  12. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    22,486
    Likes Received:
    473
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Asked and answered.

    Try to keep up.

    It's your thread. The least you could do is read it.
     
  13. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    10,795
    Likes Received:
    176
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I think all of those men and women, comfortably seated in the HOuse and Senate, are not in touch with the constituents who put them there. This is one my example of a county without leadership!

    Oh, and CtB, you must not forget, that your man in the WH is also getting raises, taking expensive vacations and trips to raise money for the DNC, and this during a time when we are supposed to be conserving fuel; and cutting down on ait pollutions!

    The entire group is hypocritical, but then again, so were the Romans. No one cares for the little man, the tax paying citizen, other than how they can squeeze another penny, nickle or dime from their pocket, while they linger away in the plush decor of their offices far away from reality! :tonofbricks:
     
  14. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    6,620
    Likes Received:
    576
    Faith:
    Baptist
    How many Democrats would vote to forgo it?
     
  15. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    11,140
    Likes Received:
    97
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What the Democrats want is that the federal government hold a gun to the business owner's head and dictate to that person how much he must pay his employees. The Democrats want to run the entire country at the point of a federal gun.
     
  16. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    23,159
    Likes Received:
    329
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Here is the thing about the minimum wage:

    It does NOT prohibit the employer from paying more.

    Therefore - as (somewhat) asked in the OP :
    voted against raising the minimum wage - Is this being hypocritical?

    The answer is NO
     
Loading...