Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    1:16 PM

GasBuddy News Article

51
votes
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.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Jan 02, 2013 By: Jamer
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: House votes to freeze congressional, federal worker pay Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
vcsuksu21
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,543
Points:1,030,085
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:32:50 PM

Senate will not passit
Jamer
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:9,479
Points:1,772,910
Joined:Jul 2002
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:57:12 AM

I say trim the fat and dump at least 10% of all the federal workers.
blupupher
Champion Author Houston

Posts:6,769
Points:1,507,830
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:04:16 AM

They need to vote congress/House pay and benefit cut.
jrs4125
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,990
Points:1,348,130
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:15:25 AM

Alrighty then
12mpgnavigator
Champion Author Seattle

Posts:2,844
Points:674,835
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 4:42:19 AM

Happy New Year everyone!
SkooterG
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:3,888
Points:1,059,700
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 1:31:29 AM

Congress I get. Not too sure about federal employees in general.
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,970
Points:1,443,975
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:17:26 PM

How about a pay cut of 50%?
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:3,993
Points:1,102,520
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:10:51 PM

I agree with DEG!!!!
naspa
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,655
Points:1,132,625
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:09:24 PM

A lot of gas/ oil news here ... Or not.
Darwin00
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:2,006
Points:946,600
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:09:23 PM

It is about time!!!
gasmack
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:4,046
Points:1,381,805
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:03:03 PM

Good they decided they hadn't earned the increase.
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:14,685
Points:2,547,420
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:58:10 PM

Pay cut would be more like it. Pretty much worthless bunch.
Robert44
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:4,928
Points:1,826,405
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:58:05 PM

WTF!??!?@#!/?
AKmailman
Champion Author Alaska

Posts:8,909
Points:2,333,320
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:52:36 PM

rather off topic if you ask me
WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

Posts:670
Points:446,635
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:50:40 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.
Dodge_Me
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:2,222
Points:1,155,040
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:48:54 PM

Hmm
beachmanglen
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:1,872
Points:1,073,575
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:46:43 PM

Federal pay has been frozen for two years. It's probably time for a raise.
must87searcher
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:12,131
Points:2,558,125
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:38:46 PM

It is amazing how the congress do things. With the number of mistakes which come up, things are still under great question.
CharlieC08
Champion Author Colorado

Posts:8,106
Points:1,493,805
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:36:36 PM

Can't believe my eyes here.
defiancegasman
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:7,198
Points:1,358,130
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:36:05 PM

Should reduce CONGRESS PAY to that of their approval rating! Then maybe they would GET-R-DONE!!!
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:14,161
Points:2,909,315
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:36:03 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.
Gas4Gore
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,370
Points:600,885
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:35:58 PM

Oh my, well done Reps.
DEG
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:20,751
Points:4,246,155
Joined:Jul 2003
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:33:19 PM

The salaries for Congress, the President and all Cabinet/Department Secretaries (and their under secretaries) should be cut at least 25%.
DiannaFan
Champion Author Utah

Posts:2,450
Points:829,950
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:31:51 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.)
69Bonne
Champion Author Gary

Posts:3,494
Points:1,068,310
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:28:07 PM

Yes, they should be frozen, they should even take a pay cut and be forced to get their own health insurance.
sydb7
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,936
Points:2,603,295
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:24:54 PM

Why aren't the House and Senate salaries also frozen? Those do-nothing clowns just got another raise!!
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,689
Points:2,358,560
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:24:38 PM

interesting but gas prices?
KhelbenArunson
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:7,514
Points:1,472,310
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:20:14 PM

I say we stop paying the house and senate until they start doing there job. The right way.
Netscaper113
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:16,909
Points:3,494,000
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:19:21 PM

They need to cut Federal Pay- and limit all taxpayer-funded salaries to no more than $100K per year.
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:14,985
Points:3,140,995
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:13:39 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.
Carol7777
Champion Author Houston

Posts:113,947
Points:928,520
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:09:42 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.
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:7,014
Points:3,245,130
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:46 PM

How about a 10% pay cut.
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:8,812
Points:2,289,465
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:19 PM

Political Brinkmanship
Lukus
Champion Author Halifax

Posts:11,374
Points:2,430,865
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:03:05 PM

OK, it is time for civil servants to feel some of the pain of private industry.
dwbglb
Rookie Author Des Moines

Posts:49
Points:537,510
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:15 PM

It's about time federal employees experience the same fate as private employees.
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,916
Points:1,580,210
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:01:06 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...
sickhp
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,548
Points:1,242,785
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:00:41 PM

ok
abcdMA
Champion Author Worcester

Posts:11,127
Points:2,342,215
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:57:09 PM

Good, especially since it was done so subversively by Obama
30mpg80
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:15,205
Points:2,267,370
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:55:18 PM

Don't pay lawmakers more, when they cannot get their work done.
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:10,304
Points:3,247,880
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:51:51 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.
lowspeed
Champion Author Akron

Posts:3,921
Points:968,355
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:45:57 PM

good idea
seahawks
Champion Author Washington

Posts:5,658
Points:2,586,955
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:42:20 PM

need to cut corners!!!
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:10,350
Points:2,294,325
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:41:15 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.
medic319
All-Star Author Akron

Posts:756
Points:669,300
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:39:53 PM

Lots of losers in D.C. Both parties!
spunky4443
Champion Author Washington

Posts:5,695
Points:1,456,805
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:35:49 PM

Most of them are making to much money now.
bhb2009
Veteran Author Flint

Posts:294
Points:1,386,255
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:34:37 PM

politics...
snerd
All-Star Author Pennsylvania

Posts:935
Points:666,700
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:34:05 PM

If it was pay for performance, Congress wouldn't receive paychecks.
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,043
Points:689,575
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:33:00 PM

of course, why not
mcmonsta
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,193
Points:1,586,750
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:24:33 PM

they will find a way to bypass all this posturing
oppdetcon
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:3,655
Points:1,237,060
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:20:24 PM

OK...
jb107
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:12,770
Points:3,398,075
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:18:31 PM

They should not freeze lawmakers salaries they should not pay them until they correct their problems.
Post a reply Back to Topics