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Check Out H.R. 4336 - Maybe The Greatest Bill In Congressional History

H.R. 4336: Fiscal Responsibility Act - To provide that pay for Members of Congress be reduced following any fiscal year in which there is a Federal deficit.

Provides that, if there is a deficit in a fiscal year, then:

(1) any pay adjustment (including a cost of living adjustment) for Members of Congress scheduled to take effect in the succeeding calendar year shall be null and void; and

(2) rates of pay for Members shall be reduced by a specified percentage, but not below zero.

Specifies the mandatory pay rate reduction at:

(1) 5%, for the first year; or

(2) 10%, for any consecutive subsequent year that expenditures exceed revenues.Specifies conditions for restoration of the original pay rate, together with otherwise scheduled adjustments. Vests authority in the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to make determinations of whether or not a deficit exists in any fiscal year. States that, in making any such determination, the Director shall exclude any budget outlays which directly relate to a military conflict that lasts over 30 days or that is in direct response to a terrorist attack on the United States.



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Fiscal Responsibility Act: Will Spending Cuts Hurt Politicians?

Jul 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
It's not the pay it is the perks...


Such as...Travel to far-flung destinations as well as to home states and districts. Despite recent attempts to toughen gift and travel rules, “junkets” are still readily available prerogatives for many Members.
Jul 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
After about 6 or 7 years, their pay will be cut in half.
Jul 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Wouldn't that be nice...
Jul 29, 2010 at 12:49 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I hate to agree with Z ( I mean really, REALLY hate). but he's right, it's NOT the pay ..it's the PERKS such as insider dealing, gifts, sexual favors, influential authority, bribes and (perhaps best of all) IMPUNITY that comes along with it that these MF's enjoy.
Jul 29, 2010 at 3:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterRecoverylessRecovery
Within a few years of implementation, it will then be "pay to play", LOL.

A cannibal was walking through the jungle and came upon a restaurant operated by a fellow cannibal. Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu...

Tourist: $5.00

Broiled Missionary: $10.00

Fried Explorer: $15.00

Baked Democrat or Grilled Republican: $100.00

The cannibal called the waiter over and asked, "Why such a price difference for the politicians?"
The cook replied, "Have you ever tried to clean one? They're so full of shit, it takes all morning."

Barney looks like he has to shit by the way.
Jul 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
"Fiscal Responsibility Act: Will Spending Cuts Hurt Politicians?"

No, the contributors will consider it an honor to make up for the loss.
Jul 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Excuse the snark, DB.

Many of us don't remember the details from grade school, so when you post something like this, you should also post a little sub-segment entitled, "How a Bill becomes completely forgotten."

I couldn't resist.
Jul 29, 2010 at 9:37 AM | Unregistered Commentermark mchugh
@ Mark i remember school house rock (BUT) i think they left out the bill getting FORGOTTEN part.LOL
They will never give up a dime,
Jul 29, 2010 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
Ready by tomorrow, AAAAAAAAAAARRRGG, I pirates life for me...

Jul 29, 2010 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
AHHHHHHHHH the taste of cold Md in the mornin.
Jul 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
USA Zombies


RANTS are worthless now

USA is Insolvent



Enjoy your Rants while republic gets looted?
Jul 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Ken everyone knows you can outrun Zombies ;o The way you talk the USA is very small and all people are the same.
You didnt get kicked out of Wayco did you come on tell the truth.
Jul 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
SUPPORT KENNYBOT, all six of you should immediately go to pushhamburger.com



Jul 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ

Enjoy your Rants while republic gets looted?
Jul 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ

RANTS are worthless now

USA is Insolvent
Jul 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
ken...you are doing better at being around to discuss your comments but you still post too much BS...i like that you post links but other times you post pure crap...

ken...keep improving your comments...don't bash us, laugh or post garbled nonsense...i'm tired of the all caps and push hamburger nonsense...
Jul 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
Pelosi, the Democrats and Ethics...yes, the perfect punchline to a joke.



They are doing it all FOR US!!! Thanks Nancy...

Rangel Cuts Deal, Avoids Trial



Jul 29, 2010 at 2:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
I thought somebody was "Dooin Barney" and the Condom is still "In thAre".............................!
Jul 29, 2010 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
Hang "Em High now SADDAM STYLE
Trillions for Wall Street


Increasing the money supply does nothing when interest rates are already at zero and consumers are slashing spending. Bernanke has added over $1.25 trillion to bank reserves but consumer borrowing, spending and confidence are still flat on the canvass. The problem is demand, not the volume of money. Bernanke knows what to do, but he refuses to do it. He'd rather line the pockets of bondholders, bankers and rentiers. This is from Calculated Risk:

"This report from the National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties (NACo), and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) reveals that local government job losses in the current and next fiscal years will approach 500,000, with public safety, public works, public health, social services and parks and recreation hardest hit by the cutbacks.

The surveyed local governments report cutting 8.6 per cent of total full-time equivalent (FTE) positions over the previous fiscal year to the next fiscal year (roughly 2009-2011). If applied to total local government employment nationwide, an 8.6 percent cut in the workforce would mean that 481,000 local government workers were, or will be, laid off over the two-year period."

The cutbacks will ravage local governments, state revenues and public services. Emergency facilities by the Fed provided $11.4 trillion for underwater banks and non banks, but nothing for the states. The GOP is helping the Fed strangle the states by opposing additional aid for Medicare payments and unemployment benefits. Many cities and counties will be forced into bankruptcy while Goldman Sachs rakes in record profits on liquidity provided by Bernanke. It's a disaster.

The bottom line? When Wall Street is hurting, money's never a problem. But when the states are on the brink of default and 14 million workers are scrimping to feed their families, it's time for belt-tightening. Explain that to your kids.
Jul 29, 2010 at 11:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
The bottom line? When Wall Street is hurting, money's never a problem. But when the states are on the brink of default and 14 million workers are scrimping to feed their families, it's time for belt-tightening. Explain that to your kids.

Ken, with unimployment at 9% all that means is........................

Goverment jobs at 0%.................American Jobs at 20%..........the goverment comes up with 9% unimployment ?

Makes sence to me. We came close to losing our cabin 20 mo. ago when Ann was fired from 16 yr. of middle Mang. We just made it. I know all to well what living out of my car is like waiting for the next gig to play just to eat.

See DB's post on the Calf. bottom 1/3rd living on the brink. Funny, how the MSM dosent show a thing on whats realy going on in some places, Ha ?
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
What happened to the American dream TexasD, we had it soooo good...

Jul 30, 2010 at 12:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
"Z".....We only thought we had it good. Like many of us, they still dont know its over, and for 20 years now. Some still dance evan after the band has quit, and gone home. Very Sad, for thoes that dont know whats realy about to happen.
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:44 AM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
So true.
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
Maby more people should hear songs like we played, and recorded.....................RLR may benifit from this one.........

Jul 30, 2010 at 12:47 AM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
We did it 4 part harmony, mom, dad, sis, & bro, with no music on Vol. 3 Pickin in them Beer Drinkin Honky-Tonks. One of our best.
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
TD...What do you make of this???


We are not going to kill him....WTF...thanks for the clarification.
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ

Merciful Jesus, Merciful Jesus, Merciful Jesus, Merciful Jesus
You who take away the sins of the world
Grant them peace
Grant them everlasting peace

Lamb of god, lamb of god, lamb of god, lamb of god
You who take away the sins of the world
Grant them peace
Grant them everlasting peace

Everlasting, peace everlasting
Jul 30, 2010 at 1:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
God Jesus have nothing to do with this site.
Jul 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
And you know what if i wanted to discuss this i wouldnt be here, see you guys.
Sorry DB i think this is a bad place for this.
Jul 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
i removed the comment and video that rlr posted...
Jul 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
((((((((((((((Hang "Em High for High Treason Crimes))))))))))))))))))))))

Urgency for Revolt
FELLOW WORKING CLASS: Message from V: "Take Back America"

Edited for USA zombies

Vendetta for 911

Message from V: "Take Back America"

V For 9/11 Vendetta Past Present and Future
Aug 1, 2010 at 10:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration
By Matt DeLong

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has "the cojones" that President Obama "does not have" to take on illegal immigration. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Palin blasted Obama for suing Arizona to block the state's controversial new law without addressing "sanctuary cities" -- in which local law enforcement are prohibited from asking people about their immigration status.
Aug 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
America loks more and more like Russia.

Yes, we got a black president but he is just an incompetent, lying, marxist puppet in the hands of his masters. Our political landscape is becoming no different from Russia:

Terrible corruption here in America and there in Russia
Oligarchy is running country here and there
Russian president Medvedev is just Putin's puppet and Obama is just WallStreet banksters puppet
Russia has no democracy and America is losing it in a hurry (thanks to the staged 9/11 Patriot Act)
Russia cannot get by without a war ( Chechnya, Georgia, etc.,) and America cannot (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, etc.,)
Russian secret police controls their Parliament and WallStreet Hebrew mafia controls our Congress
Yes, we are in a deep shit!
Aug 1, 2010 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen

Way to go Sarah Palin!!!!!!
Aug 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ

FDIC Bank Failures (July 31 2010)
Aug 1, 2010 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen


(Hi, I'm DB the owner of this site and I approve this message. Unlike the author's original version, which I didn't approve and promptly deleted it. Welcome to America. You are now free to move about your cubicle)
July 30, 2010 | RecoverylessRecovery


DELETE content they don't like? What does it mean?LOL
August 1, 2010 | Ken
Aug 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
"Maby more people should hear songs like we played, and recorded.....................RLR may benifit from this one........."

Nah. I'm into QUALITY music. Like this here,

Aug 2, 2010 at 4:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterRecoverylessRecovery
Crap, I grew up to all the ol Bluegrass music. Mom was the girl singer in the family band way back when she was young. Then, it dont matter if its bluegrass, or country, as long as its 3-4 part harmony. This is the stuff Ann and I loved to do......


or................. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkgwn8ZT_GU&feature=related

But we do have some bluegrass on our cd's. But dont compare me with real groups that can record in 10 million dollar recording stodios. I could sound like a real group too, if I could aford that kind of money.

What realy supprises me is you like my kind of music........? I dident know anybody still liked it.
Aug 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar

While the political dicourse has many subtopics like race, debt, military and socialism, it all boils down to this: "Who's really running the Show"?

The fact is, the source of all political problems and solutions can be found in this one simple question! Look at Ron Paul's focus and the subject of his books. Does he see the problem and the solution? Is he trying to tell us something?

While most of our problems flow from the fountain of concealed control, the beast can not be confronted if "we allow them" to remain hidden behind the veil of confusion. This is why the most salient question we can ask our politicians is - Who's really running the show! The fat cats or the People!

No doubt, the people feel like they have been snookered. If we can free the debate from the fog of perphireal issues - then and only then do the patriots have a fighting chance.
Aug 2, 2010 at 8:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Sheriff Tony DeMeo - One

Tony DeMeo, Sheriff of Nye County, Nevada describes how he had to threaten the criminal Federal Bureau of Land Mangement and the criminal US Department of Forestry with armed SWAT teams if they attempted to illegally seize one of his constituent’s cattle.
Aug 2, 2010 at 8:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Who's really running the show! The fat cats or the People!

Ken, most people dont evan know there is a shadow goverment in control of everything. I posted earlier.........a piece on 911. Everyone should read it...

The truth is in the "Greek Yogert"..........................luv the stuff. Time will tell, come Jan. 1st. Im hoping for the best, but not supprised if our dreams are shattered.
Aug 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
Here is the 911 piece I posted on a differant thread with DB. This report I found 4 days ago. First I've read it, and it just backs up all that we already know about the shadow goverment..............


We live in very scary times Ken. Oct. is just around the corner too !
Aug 3, 2010 at 4:31 PM | Unregistered Commentertexasdar
Crash of 2015 Won't Wait for Regulators to Rein in Wall Street


What Rants @DB folks?lol

We are ignored. only a Revolt will bring change

Final Day here to Rant

Mercy My Lord

Aug 8, 2010 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Does anyone think this will pass? These are the same guys that vote to increase their salaries. A good idea, but it will never pass.
Jul 29, 2011 at 1:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterCmdrZ
Of course this proposed law would never pass -- but I like the idea of it. And yes, it really is the perks more than the pay, including the perk of not being bound by laws (like insider trading restrictions) that apply to we mere mundanes. Even if the pay cut law was passed, they would not follow it, and no one could arrest them. Just like they fail to pass balanced budgets. Did you know that it is a law since 1981 that all US federal budgets be balanced? Look up the last section of Public Law 95-435. It was passed as an amendment to the Bretton-Woods Agreement.

These politicians refuse to be bound by law.
They control the Courts.
No "Law Enforcement" officers will arrest them.
They can not be impeached by We The People, only by other politicians.
They control who gets nominated for office.
They control who is allowed to vote.
They control how the votes are counted.
They control how the media report their deeds.
They refuse to be shamed by public opinion.
The standing military will not attack them.

Are you beginning to see the problem? Can you see any workable options?
Jul 29, 2011 at 7:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterJason C alley
Are you beginning to see the problem? Can you see any workable options?


Term limits.
Jul 29, 2011 at 3:36 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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