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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 12:02 PM
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Congress Will Only Be In Session 139 Days Next Year
According to Rachael Maddow. That means we pay them $1251.79 per working day plus benefits of course.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 07:41 PM
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1. They need more time for Junkets with Lobbyists
Their constituents. :sarcasm:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-03-12 04:40 AM
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4. And fundraising. With elections every 2 years, the House is fundraising continually.
But, I did note when some TV person held up the calendar, that a lot of time off centered around the holidays.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-12 11:15 AM
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2. Incredible isn't it. nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-03-12 04:38 AM
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3. We pay not only all of them, but a staff for each one of them and other employees. It's unreal.
Edited on Mon Dec-03-12 04:38 AM by No Elephants
But, did Maddow do those calculations when Democrats had control, too?

This one-sided stuff quite misses the point. No matter who is control, we get screwed. And that is what I care about. And that's what our messed up media should care about.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-03-12 12:46 PM
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5. It's even worse than that, though not by much. It's 126 days.
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-03-12 05:38 PM
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6. they are essentially part time employees
with MORE THAN full time salaries and benefits. Fuck them. It takes me about ten days (working my ass off) to make what these assholes make in one day. And being self employed, I get NO benefits or pension.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-04-12 08:59 AM
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7. And, you have to answer to your customers, while they are answerable to NO ONE.
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