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I consider myself bipartisan because I have probably voted equally democratic and republican over the years. However Senator Pelosi needs a reality check. How many people feel their paychecks reflect the dignity of the work they do?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is speaking out against a cut in congressional pay because she says it will undermine the dignity of their positions. "I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi said. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded." ("Dignity" is apparently a synonym for "fat paycheck.") Pelosi, whose husband, Paul, is a legit real-estate mogul, was quick to add that slicing her own paycheck wouldn’t "mean as much" as those senators who struggle to make ends meet on $174,000 per year. "We are obviously contemplating a sequester," Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer (D) said. "Obviously we are going to take a cut, like everybody else." [Source]
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:57 PM on Feb. 15, 2013
But do you maintain 2 residences (one in DC, one in their home district) and pay to travel between the 2? I suggest they maintain two smaller/more affordable residences then huh?
If I can do one on 1/5 the salary then they should be able to do 3 or 4 if need be.... and their travel is paid for by 'allowances' between .96 and 1.32 a mile- not their actual salary. LINK (page 5)
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