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I can agree with her on this one.

 

Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/partial-government-shutdown-ocasio-cortez-calls-for-furlough-of-congressional-salaries


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I would go a step further. Withhold all of their pay until the end of the year and if the government shuts down they simply don't get paid for the time the government was shut down. Also cut off all their benefits including health insurance during any shutdowns. 


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2 hours ago, jg121783 said:

I would go a step further. Withhold all of their pay until the end of the year and if the government shuts down they simply don't get paid for the time the government was shut down. Also cut off all their benefits including health insurance during any shutdowns. 

I would add that their insurance plan would be Obamacare

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2 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

I would add that their insurance plan would be Obamacare

Even better idea. We need a law that says they get to use the VA health care system along side our veterans. I guarantee the VA would provide the best health care in the country overnight.


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9 hours ago, jg121783 said:

A broken clock is right twice a day.

Well, her name is "Occasional-Cortex"...


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I have been thinking about this a bit and we need to change the whole congressional pay and benefits structure. First of all they get paid no more than the lowest paid soldier in combat receives. Second they are given access to the VA health care system for their health care benefits. Third they lose all pay and benefits during a government shutdown for the duration of the shutdown with no back pay. Honestly I think it should be a volunteer job with no pay except expense reimbursements but if we have to pay them that is the structure I would use.


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9 hours ago, jg121783 said:

I have been thinking about this a bit and we need to change the whole congressional pay and benefits structure. First of all they get paid no more than the lowest paid soldier in combat receives.

Is this to encourage more graft?

 

9 hours ago, jg121783 said:

 

Second they are given access to the VA health care system for their health care benefits.

How about if they vote against government funded health care, then they should not get government funded health insurance?

9 hours ago, jg121783 said:

 

Third they lose all pay and benefits during a government shutdown for the duration of the shutdown with no back pay. Honestly I think it should be a volunteer job with no pay except expense reimbursements but if we have to pay them that is the structure I would use.

So only the really rich should be able to run for Congress? I don't know if that's fair. 


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1 hour ago, Póg mo said:

Is this to encourage more graft?

 

How about if they vote against government funded health care, then they should not get government funded health insurance?

So only the really rich should be able to run for Congress? I don't know if that's fair. 

In this case it's employer provided health care, it just happens to be the government, not quite the "Dole"


 

 

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....  and the shutdown continues .....


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36 minutes ago, X Factor said:

....  and the shutdown continues .....

It only affects less than 25% of the government btw. The majority of the government already has it's budget approved for this year. I know in DOD we are still working WITH pay.

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