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Congressman Rick Crawford (R, Ark) sues the US demanding a pay raise. (Original Post) TomSlick Mar 2024 OP
Always thinking about money......................... Lovie777 Mar 2024 #1
ONLY thinking about money Deuxcents Mar 2024 #2
Members would much rather be in DC than home bottomofthehill Mar 2024 #14
But this POS thinks 7.25 per hour is good for everyone else. onecaliberal Mar 2024 #3
Maybe he can get an UBER job while he is off on Vacation. flying_wahini Mar 2024 #4
he doesn't know he could have put it into the budget bill? getagrip_already Mar 2024 #5
Or what? AmBlue Mar 2024 #6
Maybe he should just resign Mz Pip Mar 2024 #7
I doubt it. No one outside Arkansas has ever heard of him. TomSlick Mar 2024 #11
No one forced him to run, or to run again dmr Mar 2024 #8
So he is arguing that Congress is required to raise salaries? Raven123 Mar 2024 #9
It would so appear. TomSlick Mar 2024 #10
Article 1 Section 6 bottomofthehill Mar 2024 #12
That's why the lawsuit is Rule 11 worthy. TomSlick Mar 2024 #13


(16,907 posts)
2. ONLY thinking about money
Fri Mar 22, 2024, 07:04 PM
Mar 2024

And now off for 2 week holiday. Can’t get business done but wants more money. Does he even know how it works or does he have to file suit for a raise to find out?


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14. Members would much rather be in DC than home
Fri Mar 22, 2024, 08:01 PM
Mar 2024

In DC they are treated like gods by their staff, the congressional staff, lobbyists, feds all over the city asskissing. They go home and their constituents give them shit, ask for stuff, make them walk in parades and go to school and civic functions. They would rather be in DC treated like royalty


(15,386 posts)
5. he doesn't know he could have put it into the budget bill?
Fri Mar 22, 2024, 07:17 PM
Mar 2024

he literally writes the budget of the united states, which establishes the pay of the house of representatives.

he can sue god herself, but even she can't raise house salaries. Separation of powers doesn't allow it.

all spending bills originate in the house. so originate one. change your own pay. make it a million dollars a year. go for it. all you need a simple majority in the house and senate, plus bidens signature.

Good luck.


(28,431 posts)
8. No one forced him to run, or to run again
Fri Mar 22, 2024, 07:37 PM
Mar 2024

I read the article's comments. He got no support from the readers. Just the opposite.

They have nothing good to say about him. Oh, well ...

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