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  • Letters to the Editor - No Budget No Pay Act of 2013

  • Dear Editor,

       The House Of Representatives recently passed the No Budget No Pay Act of 2013 to pressure lawmakers to adopt a budget or have their pay withheld.

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  • Dear Editor,
       The House Of Representatives recently passed the No Budget No Pay Act of 2013 to pressure lawmakers to adopt a budget or have their pay withheld. It’s just being delayed so if they are good boys and girls they will get it. Probably with interest. Majority Leader, Eric Cantor {R-VA} announced the schedule for 2013 and the House will be in session 126 days out of 261 weekdays or 49%.  “Part of our goal in scheduling the House is to ensure that we never lose touch with the constituents we each represent while completing our work in Washington,” wrote Cantor. Don’t they have cell phones? Eric, 135 weekdays, 52 weekends and 10 holidays off and it’s work? I concede, it’s part-time work, but the least of you are paid the full $174,000 and you are paid $193,400 in session or not. If they were paid just for the 126 days in session their pay would be $60,065 per year. One could argue the House is unemployed 27 weeks of the year and is paid $113,035 unemployment. Some people think they spend too much time in Washington. Probably, but they should be paid minimum wage when they aren’t. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, their right hand knows what the left is doing. Clutching a check from a deep-pocketed constituent. In 2012 the House passed about 400 or so bills out of a little more than 4000 proposed. About 15% of those bills passed were renaming post offices. Some were named CLOSED!
    Sincerely,
    Albert Newland
    Pittsburg

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