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Not worth the wait

April 1, 2013

Well, it wasn’t worth the wait. The budget just approved by the U.S. Senate, that is. Under Democratic control, the Senate has not approved a budget in four years....

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Apr-01-13 7:25 AM

Actually, if they'd take away ALL politicians retirement pay, this would amount to a huge savings. They need to learn to save just like the rest of us do. It will never happen, but I DID vote, so I DO have a right to complain! You make it sound like it's just the Democrats problem - WRONG. John Boehner is one of the biggest bullies ever, & he just keeps the pot stirred - he doesn't want to work with anyone!

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Apr-01-13 4:41 PM

Well, I don't think cutting Senator's pay & perks would do too much really. The most corrupt Senators & representatives make their real money by accepting cash from their true masters-industry lobbyists. If you cut off their true pay, they will likely only get more corrupt as the only money they make will be from lobbyists. We need to get rid of cash for favors by lobbyists but, guess who has to approve such a move-lol! Let's also not forget that the Senate has been our only saving grace on behalf of sanity recently because without them, we'd probably have our social security invested in the stock market long before that tanked. The House of Reps is where the truly pathetic reside and are the main reason we haven't had a budget sooner. John Boehner & Mitch McConnell are as slimy as the day is long.

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Apr-01-13 6:04 PM

& as they say history repeats itself, so they prob. never will approve a budget? personally I think the president should do whatever it was bill Clinton did to get the deficit almost under control.

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Apr-01-13 6:08 PM

I totally agree w/ wkupia!! instead of cutting the budget for jobs that really are important(teachers) the govt. should start by cutting out some of their own people's pay,& benefits! do they really want an undereducated doctor performing a life saving surgery on them someday?

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Apr-01-13 6:11 PM

& yes they should get their own pay cut if they can't do the job they're required to do, like soundco said!!!!

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Apr-01-13 8:53 PM

Every politician from the president to the senate and house of reps should be indicted under the RICO statutes.

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Apr-02-13 2:37 PM

Agreed, MadVette!

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