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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:55 AM
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Alan Simpson should stop milking taxpayers for his big fat US Senate pension.
Simpson was a US Senator for 18 years and a member of the Wyoming state house of representatives for 13 years. I don't know if he gets a pension from the state of Wyoming, but he gets a pretty handsome pension courtsey of the US taxpayers.

http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/20/commentary/wastler/wast...

So a congressman with 22 years of service and whose average salary for the top three years was $153,900 gets $84,645. A current congressman ending up with six years of service (it's two-year terms, after all) would get at least $16,503 (at age 62, of course).

In actuality, the average congressional pension payment ranges between $41,000 and $55,000, based on 2002 data from the Congressional Research Service.

Now, a retiring congressman isn't allowed to get more than 80 percent of their salary upon retirement. But after retiring, cost of living adjustments kick in, which can add substantially to the payment.

Add it all together and the Congressional pension program is about two-to-three times more generous than the average corporate executive pension plan, according to the National Taxpayers Union.



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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:58 AM
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1. Get off the TAXPAYER TEET, you worthless piece of shit. -nt
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 07:58 AM
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2. +1000
But that's typical of these clowns. "I got mine and screw you"
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:03 AM
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3. And the guy probably wouldn't have had a career in politics if not for
his daddy being governor. Another jerk born on third base thinking he's hit a home run.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:05 AM
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4. wow -- i'm totally stealing that! great line!
"born on third base thinking he's hit a home run" -- that rocks.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:27 AM
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10. Ann Richards first said that about 'shrub', I think ...
Edited on Fri Aug-27-10 08:35 AM by Poboy
"Born on third base, and thinks he hit a triple."
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:34 AM
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11. And technically I think the quote was...
"Born on third base and thought he hit a triple."
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:36 AM
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12. yes, yes, just noticed and corrected. -thanks nt
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:02 AM
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13. Thanks for the correction. I first heard it used by Molly Ivins in reference to Shrub.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:12 AM
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8. Yup. Another case in point: John McCain.
Has been sucking at that teat since birth.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:05 AM
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5. Incidentally ...
Incidentally the sheriff of Nottingham at the time, John de Oxford, was one of the worst criminals ever. He stole wheat, barley, oats, malt and 200 large oxen which he sold back to their owners for his own profit. The Archbishop of Canterbury at this time, Simon Sudbury was one of the most unpopular men ever and when he became chancellor he imposed a tax of three groats (one shilling) on every man and woman over the age of the fifteen. This was three times higher than previously and the rich only had to pay the same as the poorest peasant. Taking all this into account it is hardly surprising Robin Hood told his men to do no harm to the ploughmen who tills the soil, the yeoman, and the knight and squire but to beware of the bishops, arch-bishops and the sheriff of Nottingham. The Geste of Robin Hood was written within living memory of the Peasants Revolt and William Langland who wrote Piers Plowman which gives us the first literary mention of Robin Hood was written at the time of the Peasants Revolt.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:06 AM
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6. Stop leeching off the taxpayers, Alan! Get a "real" job!
Effin' hypocritical douchebag.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:07 AM
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7. Not only that, he's the son of a politician, Milwad, and has now passed
the "tit" on to his son. Looks like this entire family has been milking the political cow to the last degree.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 08:15 AM
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9. He's never sucked hind tit
but suck, he does.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 09:20 AM
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14. Crawls on his belly like a reptile
Not much is lower than a retiles' belly
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