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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:33 PM
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45. Sigh. You're probably right. They spin EVERYTHING. nt
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  -Bill to Prevent Congress from Collecting Pensions Until Reaching Social Security Retirement Age Ian David  Sep-15-11 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Tea Partiers would agree to this, which tells you something  Bragi   Sep-15-11 09:15 AM   #1 
  - Plenty of people here also would like Congress to 'walk in our shoes'.  Demit   Sep-15-11 09:19 AM   #3 
  - This is an extension of the right-wing anti-government meme  Bragi   Sep-15-11 09:25 AM   #5 
  - lol - all of a sudden requiring rich folk to give up money is a "right wing meme" -  TBF   Sep-15-11 10:10 AM   #14 
  - + My household. n/t  truedelphi   Sep-15-11 08:45 PM   #52 
  - Agreed.  tcaudilllg   Sep-16-11 05:31 AM   #61 
  - Promote democracy?  sulphurdunn   Sep-15-11 05:49 PM   #37 
  - It's not anti-government it's anti-hypocrisy and anti-entitlement.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-16-11 08:02 AM   #70 
  - Exactly.  Enthusiast   Sep-15-11 09:53 AM   #11 
  - No, it is a fair way to let 'everyone share the sacrifice'  sabrina 1   Sep-15-11 07:30 PM   #44 
  - Then we have areas of agreement. They (baggers) seem to  gateley   Sep-15-11 09:20 AM   #4 
  - If 50 teabaggers  sulphurdunn   Sep-15-11 06:37 PM   #41 
     - But if we AND teabaggers showed up to support the SAME THING --  gateley   Sep-15-11 07:29 PM   #43 
  - OR - It fits into the Economic Justice meme: pay people what their Real Value is worth + Keep the  patrice   Sep-15-11 10:14 AM   #15 
  - Wow! Good for Brown! Fat chance, and if 'they' oppose this,  gateley   Sep-15-11 09:16 AM   #2 
  - They'll easily oppose it  Bragi   Sep-15-11 09:26 AM   #7 
     - Sigh. You're probably right. They spin EVERYTHING. nt  gateley   Sep-15-11 07:33 PM   #45 
  - A mandatory retirement age  Turbineguy   Sep-15-11 09:26 AM   #6 
  - Why should voters choices be limited?  Bragi   Sep-15-11 09:28 AM   #8 
     - Actually it can work well -  TBF   Sep-15-11 10:14 AM   #16 
     - Like being a professor emeritus/emerita  eridani   Sep-15-11 11:47 AM   #24 
     - Big diffference between lawyers and legislators  Bragi   Sep-15-11 05:09 PM   #32 
     - that's weird...  druidity33   Sep-15-11 06:00 PM   #39 
     - That makes no sense -  TBF   Sep-16-11 06:58 AM   #63 
        - For me, it's about limiting people's democratic choices  Bragi   Sep-16-11 07:13 AM   #66 
           - Gotcha, thanks for the clarification. nt  TBF   Sep-16-11 08:24 AM   #73 
     - How does that not violate the Age Discrimination Act?  spooky3   Sep-15-11 05:38 PM   #35 
        - Not sure - maybe someone will weigh in who knows. My guess is that it  TBF   Sep-15-11 08:25 PM   #49 
           - That doesn't trump statutory rights, which an employee can't be required to waive.  spooky3   Sep-16-11 02:28 PM   #78 
     - How does democracy benefit now?  atreides1   Sep-15-11 03:28 PM   #28 
        - My point is more limited  Bragi   Sep-15-11 05:07 PM   #31 
        - I believe this thread has been hijacked..it started out being  shraby   Sep-16-11 08:43 AM   #74 
        - So basically, your argument is that voters are too ignorant to pick good representatives  Hippo_Tron   Sep-15-11 09:21 PM   #53 
           - That's how I read it /nt  Bragi   Sep-16-11 07:14 AM   #67 
  - there are differences between GOP and Dems  booley   Sep-15-11 09:32 AM   #9 
  - See what I mean about Sherrod Brown?  Enthusiast   Sep-15-11 09:52 AM   #10 
  - GREAT bill, truly! But how about a bill to require vote counting in the PUBLIC venue,  Peace Patriot   Sep-15-11 09:56 AM   #12 
  - April 6 - right after the Ryan Plan - Democrats had an opening  spedtr90   Sep-15-11 10:05 AM   #13 
  - Great press release.  TacticalPeek   Sep-15-11 10:21 AM   #17 
  - We ought to require that they struggle in the medical insurance open market  kestrel91316   Sep-15-11 10:28 AM   #18 
  - Important point.  avaistheone1   Sep-15-11 10:47 AM   #20 
  - Thank the gods of democracy for the likes of Senators Brown and Sanders.  Matariki   Sep-15-11 10:46 AM   #19 
  - That's my Senator  GOTV   Sep-15-11 10:51 AM   #21 
  - Mine too! nt  Auntie Bush   Sep-15-11 07:27 PM   #42 
  - Yes! And, end their health care entitlement so they can buy it on  kiranon   Sep-15-11 11:15 AM   #22 
  - So instead they'll be more easily courted by big business.  Sirveri   Sep-15-11 11:41 AM   #23 
  - There has been talk of doing the same to the military pension age  sammytko   Sep-15-11 11:52 AM   #25 
     - Military pensions are different since military personnel can't affect policy.  Sirveri   Sep-15-11 05:40 PM   #36 
  - Why not just make them PAY IN TO SS and retire on it?  Vincardog   Sep-15-11 02:09 PM   #26 
  - They wouldn't take the cut in benefit , for part time job they do  julian09   Sep-15-11 05:29 PM   #34 
  - Yes, and Medicare as well.  plumbob   Sep-16-11 12:23 AM   #60 
  - Teabaggers should be all for this one  Kingofalldems   Sep-15-11 02:09 PM   #27 
  - GRRRREAT! Of course, it won't pass. **sucks** When I first read this,  valerief   Sep-15-11 04:15 PM   #29 
  - This bill will go nowhere. nt  NorthCarolina   Sep-15-11 05:04 PM   #30 
  - Pensions, etc.  Magginkat   Sep-15-11 05:20 PM   #33 
  - This will never make it to a vote and will be forgotten by Monday  Marrah_G   Sep-15-11 05:54 PM   #38 
  - I'm sure congressmen need the money  Juche   Sep-15-11 06:05 PM   #40 
  - Seems fair to me! Way to go Brown. Love Brown and Sanders. Two of the best!  Auntie Bush   Sep-15-11 07:37 PM   #46 
  - Can't agree. I've been retired since age 52, with a pension.  WinkyDink   Sep-15-11 07:52 PM   #47 
  - I would also like to see Congressional pay tied to the median income  Bjorn Against   Sep-15-11 08:02 PM   #48 
  - None of them would really miss it, anyways  Canuckistanian   Sep-15-11 08:31 PM   #50 
  - +10000000000000  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-15-11 08:33 PM   #51 
  - Massive Cheers!!!!  Guilded Lilly   Sep-15-11 09:43 PM   #54 
  - Yes and let them pay full price for healthcare. All benefits end once out of office.  Riley18   Sep-15-11 09:54 PM   #55 
  - Say it with me....  MrMickeysMom   Sep-15-11 10:36 PM   #56 
  - I love this idea.  Chisox08   Sep-15-11 10:55 PM   #57 
  - K&R This is brilliant.  midnight   Sep-15-11 11:03 PM   #58 
  - REC. Thank you Senator Brown. nt  bertman   Sep-15-11 11:22 PM   #59 
  - Yeah, like that'll ever pass.  rucky   Sep-16-11 05:34 AM   #62 
  - Go For It !  orbitalman   Sep-16-11 07:07 AM   #64 
  - How about NO PENSION unless they work 20 consecutive years  SoCalDem   Sep-16-11 07:10 AM   #65 
  - Remember those "unintended consequences"?  Disorientedx3   Sep-16-11 07:35 AM   #68 
  - Get rid of the pensions. That would be step toward getting rid of professional politicians.  Javaman   Sep-16-11 07:51 AM   #69 
  - if we can get rid of professional lobbyists...  SHRED   Sep-16-11 08:14 AM   #72 
     - And the lobbyists as well.  Javaman   Sep-16-11 08:47 AM   #75 
  - Kneejerk wrong direction  SHRED   Sep-16-11 08:11 AM   #71 
  - thank you! it would be a slippery slope  sammytko   Sep-16-11 09:02 AM   #77 
  - About time! K & R  mother earth   Sep-16-11 08:50 AM   #76 
  - Too late to recommend.  Quantess   Sep-16-11 06:14 PM   #79 
 

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