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Why can't they all be like this?

Lawmaker about to deploy to Iraq donates his salary.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/01/ap-lawmaker-deployed-to-iraq-donating-his-salary-010511/

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BlueCollarMama

Asked by BlueCollarMama at 1:06 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 1:06 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • because not everyone can afford to do that, as generous as that is, its because he had the means to do so. Most people are still paying off mortgages, etc and can't afford to do it or perhaps they would.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 1:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • BOSTON — A new Massachusetts lawmaker about to head off to Iraq for a yearlong combat deployment says he will donate his $61,000 state salary to charity and veterans groups.


    Beverly Democrat Jerry Parisella said before his swearing-in as a state representative on Wednesday that he will be giving away the money because he'll be out of state and receiving military pay during his deployment.


    He is a military attorney and his National Guard unit is shipping out at the end of the month.


    His impending absence has caused divisions among his constituents. Some accept his absence as part of being a citizen-soldier. Others don't think he can effectively represent them while 8,000 miles away.




    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • bowing down

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:10 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • That's just awesome
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I don't know how he can do his job while away for a year. Good for him for giving up his pay the year he won't be doing his job but to me that seems like a no brainer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • He s a good man.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Good for him.
    Jambo4

    Answer by Jambo4 at 2:14 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I respect a leader who won't just send others to the front lines, but will lead them into battle himself. What a warrior....
    I sure hope the White House and Congress are taking notice. This is what real public service looks like!!
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 2:56 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Zoey I meant all the congressmen and women and lawmakers who make big bucks. If this guy can do it why can't they?
    BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 6:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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