When it comes to the negative campaign ads, and the assorted claims they make about the opponents, how high does the "never shows up for work" one sit on your list of things to consider? I'm not talking about presidents who are "on duty" no matter where they are, but the lower positions like state or federal congress where not showing up to work means not voting on things, or local admin positions like governors, treasurers, secretaries, who don't have the resources a president does (meaning when they're "on vacation" they're not also spending 12 hrs a day in work meetings).Answer Question
Answer by AF4life at 8:47 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:53 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:54 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Answer by AF4life at 8:58 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
With Federal elected positions I think that if they don't want to work (not being sick or having a family emergency), then they should find something else to do that doesn't require that they be available for their constituency.
State elected positions? Well, I guess it depends on how they run their government. If the elected officials only meet at certain times of the year and the people serving in those positions still have their other jobs, then I suppose I would definitely want them available when state issues arise or during times prior and after session to explain or meet with their constituency about state issues. For instance, the Texas legislature only has one regular session within a two year span (this does not include special sessions called by the Gov.). Many of the people serving hold other full time jobs.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:18 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Many of the people serving hold other full time jobs.
^^I may stand corrected. I am looking for examples of this right now. If I come up with some I will mention names and post links.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:25 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 9:30 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
According to the Texas constitution they would have to have cash flow from other sources:
Sec. 24. COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE; DURATION OF SESSIONS. (a) Members of the Legislature shall receive from the Public Treasury a salary of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per month, unless a greater amount is recommended by the Texas Ethics Commission and approved by the voters of this State in which case the salary is that amount. Each member shall also receive a per diem set by the Texas Ethics Commission for each day during each Regular and Special Session of the Legislature.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:40 AM on Apr. 18, 2012
Answer by robinkane at 9:42 AM on Apr. 18, 2012