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For what we pay congressman salary plus benefits

By REpro following x   2019 Apr 19, 10:23pm 247 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


It appears that ours beloved congressman enjoy 6 years terms with unlimited repeats just for having fun in Washington.
How many achievements we have in last two years (and beyond) in Congress, beside fighting for power, investigate, probes, suing, threatening, lying, subpoena, etc.
1   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 19, 11:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The achievement is getting elected. After that, It's all gravy.
2   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 20, 6:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How do these pricks have $25M houses but make $400k/yr? 🤷‍♂️
3   cmdrda2leak   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 20, 7:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There's a separate argument for paying members of congress extremely well, giving them a lifetime pension at the end of their term, but in exchange barring them from any other future employment. The idea is that it cuts down on corruption and prevents the representative->lobbyist career trajectory and associated incentives.
4   REpro   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 20, 10:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Isn't the Trump idea of "draining the swamp" mean reducing the congressmen number of reelection, to avoid rooting into corruption addiction?

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