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Response to Reply #75
141. JuniperLea, simple yes or no question for you...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:53 PM by savalez
Do you think living above your means is a responsible thing to do?

__ Yes
__ No

Check one.
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  -Rep. Sanchez: I can't give up my paycheck Freddie Stubbs  Apr-07-11 03:27 PM   #0 
  - she makes $174,000 and lives paycheck to paycheck?  Skittles   Apr-07-11 03:30 PM   #1 
  - Maybe she's an NFL player?  Dr. Strange   Apr-07-11 03:31 PM   #2 
  - I know, it's mind-boggling  Ishoutandscream2   Apr-07-11 03:31 PM   #3 
  - she has residences in both CA & DC, student loans, a kid - I can see it  Justitia   Apr-07-11 03:34 PM   #10 
  - Bullshit.  Lance_Boyle   Apr-07-11 03:37 PM   #11 
  - are you calling me a liar, or just being rude?  Justitia   Apr-07-11 03:49 PM   #18 
  - Sorta both, although 'liar' doesn't quite fit - you gave an implausible opinion.  Lance_Boyle   Apr-07-11 03:54 PM   #19 
     - I gave an opinion, no need to get so nasty if you don't agree.  Justitia   Apr-07-11 03:55 PM   #20 
     - He's flat wrong besides...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:04 PM   #23 
     - I've lived in DC and CA. That's bullshit. Sanchez is an embarrassment.  AllTooEasy   Apr-07-11 05:16 PM   #92 
        - I don't believe you...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:41 PM   #120 
        - No, they don't all provide that. When did you live in DC and CA? Housing prices are currently double  spooky3   Apr-08-11 11:41 AM   #165 
           - It depends on where you live but in DC, best neighborhoods are $1500/mo for a studio  wordpix   Apr-09-11 09:12 PM   #194 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-07-11 04:03 PM   #22 
  - I call bullshit on your bullshit...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:02 PM   #21 
  - I agree with you.  spooky3   Apr-07-11 04:31 PM   #46 
  - Exactly...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:34 PM   #52 
  - She does not pay staff salaries.  former9thward   Apr-07-11 06:31 PM   #135 
     - She pays for her home staff...  JuniperLea   Apr-08-11 01:39 PM   #178 
        - That is a personal expense which she has chosen and has nothing to do with a shutdown.  former9thward   Apr-09-11 12:22 AM   #187 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-08-11 09:13 PM   #183 
  - Do you feel equally bad for Republican Sean Duffy of Wisconsin?  Rage for Order   Apr-07-11 05:04 PM   #77 
     - I know nothing about him...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:08 PM   #83 
     - He has student loans, 6 kids, drives a used minivan...  Rage for Order   Apr-07-11 05:11 PM   #86 
        - I crapped on that guy too.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:15 PM   #91 
        - If that's the case...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:18 PM   #96 
        - He's worked his ass off doing something all right...  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:21 PM   #99 
        - I see how it happens that it leaves a bad taste...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:25 PM   #104 
           - Your cost of living you listed  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:31 PM   #111 
              - She works...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:37 PM   #115 
                 - Hey, lady congressfolk should be scrubbing their own toilets  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:41 PM   #119 
                 - Tell him to get on that laundry too!  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:43 PM   #122 
                 - Wait, why is that wierd?  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:45 PM   #125 
                 - Not one single person I know in that salary bracket...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 06:25 PM   #131 
                    - I'm salary. I work minimum 50hrs a week.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 06:28 PM   #133 
                    - Bully for you - you should run for congress in your spare time!  Justitia   Apr-07-11 06:32 PM   #138 
                    - The only thing on that list I don't do  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 06:58 PM   #143 
                    - You are not getting up in front of the nation and discussing it  joeglow3   Apr-08-11 12:22 PM   #169 
                    - I live in one home...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 06:33 PM   #139 
                    - You should get out and meet some folks...  snooper2   Apr-08-11 08:53 AM   #158 
                 - You know what, it's not worth it when people are just looking to attack, facts don't matter  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:49 PM   #127 
                 - You missed some things.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:54 PM   #128 
                 - You nailed it!  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 06:26 PM   #132 
                 - I read my own post & just realized Phyllis Schlafly has been posting all over this thread - LOL!!  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:55 PM   #129 
                 - Do you feel as much sympathy for Sean Duffy?  sabrina 1   Apr-08-11 12:43 PM   #172 
                 - Granted, I travel for business a lot less.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:42 PM   #121 
        - Linda Sanchez has been in office for 8 years now  Rage for Order   Apr-07-11 05:23 PM   #102 
           - Things must be mighty different in Fort Worth...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:29 PM   #107 
           - LOL - I'm a Texan who used to live in those parts - trust me, it's planet Mars compared to you  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:33 PM   #112 
              - I thought so!  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:39 PM   #117 
                 - Try hawaii.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:44 PM   #123 
                    - I'm betting no one would beat an eyelash...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 06:29 PM   #134 
                       - Depends on how it was phrased, I suppose.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 06:31 PM   #136 
                          - Well, that's what it boils down to for Sanchez too...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 06:35 PM   #140 
           - See post 159  snooper2   Apr-08-11 09:09 AM   #160 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-08-11 09:16 PM   #184 
        - Lol, but he's a Republican!! She's a Democrat! Can't you see the  sabrina 1   Apr-08-11 11:56 AM   #167 
     - FUCK YES  Skittles   Apr-08-11 12:50 AM   #155 
  - Not much info on her husband  atreides1   Apr-07-11 04:07 PM   #27 
     - Either he's bringing in a salary, too, or not . In any case, he can help around the house.  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 06:53 AM   #197 
  - I can believe it too. Factoring in all that she stated, very believable...n/t  monmouth   Apr-07-11 04:06 PM   #25 
  - Definitely, and cost of living in both places high.  elleng   Apr-07-11 04:43 PM   #63 
  - I agree, 174K in any major metropolitan area is not going to make  harun   Apr-08-11 10:11 AM   #162 
  - She does not have to be in TWO metro areas  golfguru   Apr-08-11 09:56 PM   #186 
     - the incumbent party has to keep those dollars coming in so the "shuttle campaigning" must go on  wordpix   Apr-09-11 09:15 PM   #195 
  - I have two kids in college  golfguru   Apr-08-11 09:54 PM   #185 
  - She explained she college loans and a home in her district and in DC  karynnj   Apr-07-11 04:11 PM   #31 
  - I'm sure she pays airfare out of her own pocket...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:15 PM   #33 
     - True - she would have to  karynnj   Apr-07-11 04:20 PM   #37 
        - Actually, her budgeting must be excellent to do all that...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:24 PM   #42 
        - true  La Lioness Priyanka   Apr-07-11 04:44 PM   #64 
        - As of 2008 EVERY single U.S. Senator was a MULTI millionaire. Any Dem not  No Elephants   Apr-09-11 07:47 AM   #190 
  - If she has a house in DC and in Cali then I can see why she lives pay to pay check  TNLib   Apr-07-11 06:51 PM   #142 
  - She's not counting her holdings, maybe sell some BoA stock if it's that bad  snooper2   Apr-08-11 09:02 AM   #159 
  - Two houses ( in expensive localities) plus student loans, not to mention  hedgehog   Apr-08-11 01:56 PM   #179 
  - And the government workers don't?  MiniMe   Apr-07-11 03:31 PM   #4 
  - shoot, all the things I want to say, I'd rather say to Loretta  CreekDog   Apr-07-11 03:33 PM   #9 
  - My wife works for the Federal Government and...  SkyDaddy7   Apr-07-11 03:46 PM   #16 
  - but she didn't say they did - and I'll bet every action she has taken has been to  spooky3   Apr-07-11 04:35 PM   #53 
  - Wow, just a fail! n/t  Life Long Liberal   Apr-07-11 03:31 PM   #5 
  - i don't know what to say -- dems didn't start this thing -- but if dems are going along  xchrom   Apr-07-11 03:32 PM   #6 
  - Neither can your own constituents that make one-third your salary!  CreekDog   Apr-07-11 03:32 PM   #7 
  - jeebus  Lance_Boyle   Apr-07-11 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Bullshit...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:07 PM   #26 
  - so what are you saying?  savalez   Apr-07-11 04:24 PM   #41 
  - Clearly you've given no thought to her expenses...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:29 PM   #44 
     - FYI when you are wealthy you call it a nanny...  snooper2   Apr-07-11 04:35 PM   #55 
     - She can't be with the baby like we can...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:50 PM   # 
     - Clearly you make a lot of assumptions about what others are thinking.  savalez   Apr-07-11 04:35 PM   #56 
     - I'm making no assumptions at all  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:02 PM   #75 
        - JuniperLea, simple yes or no question for you...  savalez   Apr-07-11 06:50 PM   #141 
        - Lakewood is "the ghetto"???  U4ikLefty   Apr-09-11 04:22 AM   #188 
     - And our troops who are away from home, paying for child care, etc.?  SharonAnn   Apr-08-11 01:22 PM   #175 
  - Don't we have the ridiculous potty mouth today.  Fuddnik   Apr-07-11 04:36 PM   #57 
  - that was in response to all the "potty mouths" that posted earlier  Justitia   Apr-07-11 04:41 PM   #60 
  - How about following DU rules and discussing issues instead of people?  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:05 PM   #78 
  - +1  Rex   Apr-07-11 05:29 PM   #108 
     - make sure you "+1" where it all started  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:37 PM   #114 
  - When I was laid  christx30   Apr-07-11 05:07 PM   #82 
     - Utter fertilizer...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:23 PM   #101 
  - is it any wonder  orangeapple   Apr-07-11 04:47 PM   #65 
  - 25% is a little low  quakerboy   Apr-07-11 10:20 PM   #148 
  - $174k salary! Cry me a fucking river and stay off my television set! eom  Purveyor   Apr-07-11 03:38 PM   #12 
  - Poor you, Linda!  City Lights   Apr-07-11 03:40 PM   #13 
  - Aw bullshit.  Moondog   Apr-07-11 03:41 PM   #14 
  - Spoken like someone who hasn't a clue...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:07 PM   #28 
     - CA 39th. Do your own research.  Moondog   Apr-07-11 04:18 PM   #34 
        - I don't need to do research... she's my neighbor!!  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:21 PM   #38 
           - Heh. Think what you like. Thanks for playing. Bye.  Moondog   Apr-07-11 04:23 PM   #40 
              - Willful ignorance won't get you far...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:30 PM   #45 
  - Well  atreides1   Apr-07-11 03:44 PM   #15 
  - Wow, talk about tone deaf  NICO9000   Apr-07-11 03:48 PM   #17 
  - I'm living unemployment check to unemployment check. Give me a f'ing break.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Apr-07-11 04:06 PM   #24 
  - One thinks that the Good Congressperson needs  Sherman A1   Apr-07-11 04:08 PM   #29 
  - You might take your own advice...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:32 PM   #49 
     - And Ms Sanchez was forced to take this job?  Sherman A1   Apr-07-11 05:27 PM   #105 
        - wasn't that her whole point? That she needs a paycheck like everybody else?  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:31 PM   #109 
        - She was showing how she is much like the rest of us...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:34 PM   #113 
  - How much is Sanchez's home in California and how much in/near DC?  LiberalFighter   Apr-07-11 04:09 PM   #30 
  - Her Lakewood, CA neighborhood isn't fancy at all...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:19 PM   #35 
  - I have a two year old. I walk my own dog. I get by with less than half that with a similar house pay  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 04:56 PM   #70 
  - How much good have you done for your fellow citizens?  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:31 PM   #110 
     - Public good is not in the equation of income-outgo.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:37 PM   #116 
  - I agree. I know that it is expensive in California  LiberalFighter   Apr-07-11 05:25 PM   #103 
  - What her homes DO cost and what they SHOULD cost may be 2 very different things.  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 07:15 AM   #198 
  - Wow.  Wait Wut   Apr-07-11 04:14 PM   #32 
  - How much do you know about living in So Cal and DC?  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:20 PM   #36 
  - Not DC...  Wait Wut   Apr-07-11 04:39 PM   #59 
     - She is renting in DC...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:57 PM   #72 
        - Keep us posted.  Wait Wut   Apr-07-11 05:06 PM   #80 
        - What's bugging me is a knee jerk response...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:11 PM   #87 
        - You're right, it probably was cherry picked.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:11 PM   #85 
  - Why should she regret it, she's being HONEST.  PassingFair   Apr-07-11 04:50 PM   #67 
  - $174K and living paycheck to paycheck?  savalez   Apr-07-11 04:23 PM   #39 
  - My heart breaks for her, not...sorry, but $174K/yr is plenty  AnOhioan   Apr-07-11 04:25 PM   #43 
  - Bullshit...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:31 PM   #47 
     - Does have a personal staff???  AnOhioan   Apr-07-11 04:33 PM   #51 
     - Her nanny isn't...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 04:35 PM   #54 
        - needed.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 04:58 PM   #73 
           - sure - who needs working mothers in Congress?  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:05 PM   # 
           - If she can't do her work in a normal workday like the rest of us, maybe congress needs a union.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:09 PM   #84 
              - maybe you need to dedicate your life to public service  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:15 PM   #90 
                 - For that kind of paycheck, you might be surprised what I would do.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:18 PM   #94 
           - Please try to keep up...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:07 PM   #81 
              - How is that a personal attack?  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:12 PM   #88 
                 - You said I was fumbling for words...  JuniperLea   Apr-07-11 05:20 PM   #98 
                    - It is a figure of speech  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:22 PM   #100 
     - There are a lot of people struggling right now who would consider  WatsonT   Apr-08-11 03:37 PM   #181 
  - But that's the point: most of us can't.  damntexdem   Apr-07-11 04:31 PM   #48 
  - I get that she lives in an expensive area of the country and has  Luciferous   Apr-07-11 04:33 PM   #50 
  - Agreed. Nobody is obligated to live above their means.  savalez   Apr-07-11 04:51 PM   #68 
  - classic NU-DU; jumping all over one of the few true progressives in congress..  frylock   Apr-07-11 04:39 PM   #58 
  - no kidding - this woman comes from modest means, put herself thru college to become a LABOR lawyer  Justitia   Apr-07-11 04:53 PM   #69 
  - I'd jump on anyone making that sort of statement.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 05:00 PM   #74 
  - Median income for her district.....$45,307  AnOhioan   Apr-07-11 04:42 PM   #61 
  - 174,000 - 28% = 125,280 / 12 = 10,440 month take-home  snooper2   Apr-07-11 04:43 PM   #62 
  - Might sound like a lot, but that is not a huge amount of money when she has to travel back and forth  Pisces   Apr-08-11 10:27 AM   #163 
  - I hate politicians.  alarimer   Apr-07-11 04:50 PM   #66 
  - You see so much waste via news stories,  SoulSearcher   Apr-07-11 04:56 PM   #71 
  - I want a RICH WHITE MALE rep who can afford to treat this shutdown like a vacation!  Justitia   Apr-07-11 05:03 PM   #76 
  - That pay would keep me going for more than seventeen years.  Downwinder   Apr-07-11 05:05 PM   #79 
  - Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is making a valid point.  mwooldri   Apr-07-11 05:14 PM   #89 
  - My Representative, John Yarmuth, donates his salary to charity every month.  MasonJar   Apr-07-11 05:18 PM   #93 
  - 14,500.00 A MONTH AND SHE CAN'T MAKE ENDS MEET???  Welibs   Apr-07-11 05:18 PM   #95 
  - Well, she does have a very big house.  Arrowhead2k1   Apr-07-11 10:11 PM   #147 
  - Except for the filthy rich, most people live a lifestyle that represents their income level.  truthisfreedom   Apr-07-11 05:18 PM   #97 
  - How do you live paycheck to paycheck and make 174k a year?  Rex   Apr-07-11 05:27 PM   #106 
  - I don't know how anyone survives on under $200k a year  inwiththenew   Apr-07-11 05:39 PM   #118 
  - no sympathy from me ... Im one of the 800K feds that will go without pay if they shut it down  MikeW   Apr-07-11 05:45 PM   #124 
  - I have nothing personal against Rep. Sanchez  Patchuli   Apr-07-11 06:17 PM   #130 
     - I have nothing against the representative Sanchez, either  mitchtv   Apr-07-11 10:44 PM   #151 
        - Is there an echo in here?  Patchuli   Apr-08-11 12:04 AM   #153 
  - "Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wrote to colleagues Thursday morning"  ProSense   Apr-07-11 05:47 PM   #126 
  - Holy shit.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-07-11 06:31 PM   #137 
     - Life is tough on $174K as a Congressperson  howaboutme   Apr-07-11 08:37 PM   #145 
  - While this seems like a lot of money..  Corruption Winz   Apr-07-11 07:08 PM   #144 
  - A mortgage in her district could eat up half her net income.  David__77   Apr-07-11 09:10 PM   #146 
  - Damn it  Wabbajack_   Apr-07-11 10:25 PM   #149 
  - I wish I made $174,000 so I could struggle from paycheck to paycheck.  totodeinhere   Apr-07-11 10:42 PM   #150 
  - Just where in Lakewood does she live?  Throd   Apr-07-11 10:50 PM   #152 
  - Maybe she should do as the republicans do  classysassy   Apr-08-11 12:07 AM   #154 
  - Most amazing post ever!  Javaman   Apr-08-11 07:58 AM   #156 
  - Not too many defending her  howaboutme   Apr-08-11 09:41 AM   #161 
     - I counted 18 defending her so far. Please see also Reply 200.  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 07:33 AM   #199 
  - What on earth are the House and Senate thinking?  No Elephants   Apr-08-11 08:16 AM   #157 
  - the progressive penchant for tolerating other people, lifestyles, and pursuits...  LanternWaste   Apr-08-11 10:44 AM   #164 
  - Yes, the Koch bros. are thrilled that Dems are attacking other Dems rather than  spooky3   Apr-08-11 11:47 AM   #166 
  - Bullshit.  Rex   Apr-08-11 12:13 PM   #168 
  - Come on people. She ONLY has between half a million and 1.5 million  joeglow3   Apr-08-11 12:25 PM   #170 
  - you have a reading comprehension problem, tell me you're not an accountant  Justitia   Apr-08-11 12:29 PM   #171 
  - CPA here. You appear to have a math comprehension issue.  joeglow3   Apr-08-11 12:45 PM   #173 
     - also CPA here - and if you are one, you should know better than to mislead like that  Justitia   Apr-08-11 12:46 PM   #174 
        - And yet, I have no clue what you are talking about  joeglow3   Apr-08-11 03:53 PM   #182 
        - STILL waiting  joeglow3   Apr-09-11 05:32 PM   #192 
  - Two homes could eat that up totally...  JuniperLea   Apr-08-11 01:37 PM   #177 
  - Interesting ... and would it also involve SUSPENSION of HEALTH CARE 4 Congress --???  defendandprotect   Apr-08-11 01:33 PM   #176 
  - After reading the replies, both pro and con, I have come to this conclusion:  Buns_of_Fire   Apr-08-11 02:48 PM   #180 
  - Democrats debating this with a straight face?  No Elephants   Apr-09-11 07:24 AM   #189 
  - i think only two  snooper2   Apr-09-11 04:34 PM   #191 
     - I've counted 18 defending her so far. Others saw both sides, or were non-commital or ambiguous,  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 07:53 AM   #200 
  - Wasn't Biden the last non-millionaire in the Senate?  Fergy   Apr-09-11 08:51 PM   #193 
     - No. Biden was the last to leave the Senate with a mere $2.5 million.  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 06:40 AM   #196 
     - How could he have when he had negative net worth in 2007?  Zynx   Apr-10-11 08:59 AM   #202 
     - Oops. Too late to edit, but my figure may have been too low. Equity in his primary residence  No Elephants   Apr-10-11 08:48 AM   #201 
 

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