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House votes to freeze congressional, federal worker pay

The Washington Post - Posted by Ed O'Keefe -- The House of Representatives is poised to vote as early as tonight on a bill addressing a series of tax increases and spending cuts taking affect this week. But first lawmakers voted on a plan to freeze the salaries of lawmakers and federal employees.

Despite Democratic objections, the bill passed 287 to 129, with 55 Democrats voting with Republicans to approve the measure.

House Democrats charged that the vote to freeze salaries was intended to provide political cover for conservative Republicans planning to vote against the fiscal cliff bill passed early Tuesday by the Senate.


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Submitted Jan 02, 2013 By: Jamer
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vcsuksu21
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:32:50 PM

Senate will not passit
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Jamer
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:57:12 AM

I say trim the fat and dump at least 10% of all the federal workers.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:04:16 AM

They need to vote congress/House pay and benefit cut.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 4:15:25 AM

Alrighty then
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 3:42:19 AM

Happy New Year everyone!
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:31:29 AM

Congress I get. Not too sure about federal employees in general.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:17:26 PM

How about a pay cut of 50%?
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:10:51 PM

I agree with DEG!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:09:24 PM

A lot of gas/ oil news here ... Or not.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:09:23 PM

It is about time!!!
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:03 PM

Good they decided they hadn't earned the increase.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:58:10 PM

Pay cut would be more like it. Pretty much worthless bunch.
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:58:05 PM

WTF!??!?@#!/?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:52:36 PM

rather off topic if you ask me
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:50:40 PM

freeze congress but gov workers have been frozen two years and deserve a raise. People who dont know would be shocked at how much more is done with less by gov employees.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:48:54 PM

Hmm
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beachmanglen
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:46:43 PM

Federal pay has been frozen for two years. It's probably time for a raise.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:38:46 PM

It is amazing how the congress do things. With the number of mistakes which come up, things are still under great question.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:36:36 PM

Can't believe my eyes here.
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defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:36:05 PM

Should reduce CONGRESS PAY to that of their approval rating! Then maybe they would GET-R-DONE!!!
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:36:03 PM

It would be much more impressive to vote to delete their privileges (the Congressmen and the Senators) beyond any normal person's. Any law that applies to normal people applies to them too including this one.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:35:58 PM

Oh my, well done Reps.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:33:19 PM

The salaries for Congress, the President and all Cabinet/Department Secretaries (and their under secretaries) should be cut at least 25%.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:31:51 PM

Uh, hi there. Congress are the lawmakers.

The bad part is that the same people who have zero clue how Congress and the economy work are the ones the Congresscritters are trying to impress. A lot of these people aren't even literat. (See some previous posters in this thread.)
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:28:07 PM

Yes, they should be frozen, they should even take a pay cut and be forced to get their own health insurance.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:24:54 PM

Why aren't the House and Senate salaries also frozen? Those do-nothing clowns just got another raise!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:24:38 PM

interesting but gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:20:14 PM

I say we stop paying the house and senate until they start doing there job. The right way.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:19:21 PM

They need to cut Federal Pay- and limit all taxpayer-funded salaries to no more than $100K per year.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:13:39 PM

Good for now to freeze congress pay. They need to get the IRS computer system in order and collect back taxes and stay ahead moving forward. They are at least 3 years behind in reporting. Although not popular I would say a small use tax, or national sales tax would be in order for all. However spending has to come in line and only spend what hey receive. That is going to be a tough one and a lot of cuts are needed.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:09:42 PM

Very glad they had enough sense to freeze their own pay, but there are some much lower paid federal employess thay may need an increase. We'll hear a lot more about this.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:03:46 PM

How about a 10% pay cut.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:03:19 PM

Political Brinkmanship
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:03:05 PM

OK, it is time for civil servants to feel some of the pain of private industry.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:01:15 PM

It's about time federal employees experience the same fate as private employees.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:01:06 PM

I think the criminals in Congress need a pay and benefit cut, then see how they like what their "laws" are doing to the rest of the Americans who actually work for a living and pay taxes...
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:00:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:57:09 PM

Good, especially since it was done so subversively by Obama
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:55:18 PM

Don't pay lawmakers more, when they cannot get their work done.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:51:51 PM

I applaud the few democrats that voted for the measure here. It is highly inappropriate for an august body such as our congress to sanction giving themselves raises in view of all the waste being propogated there while the rest of the country is still reeling from the loss of wages in recent years as concessions have wracked workers wages accross the country. To have approved the pay increace would be highly hipocritical.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:45:57 PM

good idea
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:42:20 PM

need to cut corners!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:41:15 PM

You said it NemoIL. Cutting should start at the top with the president an congress! obama wanted to be president so Stay in washington an Do your job.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:39:53 PM

Lots of losers in D.C. Both parties!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:35:49 PM

Most of them are making to much money now.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:34:37 PM

politics...
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:34:05 PM

If it was pay for performance, Congress wouldn't receive paychecks.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:33:00 PM

of course, why not
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:24:33 PM

they will find a way to bypass all this posturing
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:20:24 PM

OK...
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