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Oklahoma congressman: It's 'bull crap' that constituents pay my salary

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by AirPo, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. LoAmmi

    LoAmmi Dispassionate

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    Not sure that we did. The people who are getting that money are the same ones who can vote to change it and even then, the conservative Supreme Court ruled that money = speech and that special interests = persons who can use that speech.
     
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  2. HawgWyld

    HawgWyld Junior Member

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    We absolutely let that happen. We keep reelecting the same batch of congressmen time and time again, regardless of how corrupt they are.

    Meanwhile, you appear to be referring to the "Citizens United" case. That ruling is both weird (i.e., congressmen have a First Amendment right to listen to what lobbyists tell them) and corrosive. It was a terrible one, indeed, and embraces an issue that I hope is revisited by the Supreme Court soon. We're talking about a pressing issue here, and I see it as one that is politically neutral -- we can either let our government be bought or not.
     
  3. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Some people have the mentality that all politicians are corrupt, except the ones that represents them.
     
  4. HawgWyld

    HawgWyld Junior Member

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    There are a lot of surveys out there that state just that. That is precisely why Congress has such a low approval rating, but the likelihood of reelection is high. It's always "them other rascals" that are messing things up...
     
  5. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Pork is bad (unless it is going to pay for our new bridge, community center, airport, hydroelectric dam…)
     
  6. HawgWyld

    HawgWyld Junior Member

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    Absolutely right. Why, all of that stuff is "necessary" and the government "owes it to us." If Congress actually did start slashing budgets and trying to save money, the congressmen there now would be booted out of office by furious voters.
     
  7. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    No mind games. You are probably just used to the idea that if someone questions an article, it must mean that they are against it and will fight tooth and nail to prove it's wrong. So don't jump to conclusions.
     
  8. SeventyOne

    SeventyOne Well-Known Member

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    Making unfounded assumptions about me and still playing more mind games. Please don't talk to me. I'm not into for this type of crap at the moment.
     
  9. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Then please don't make unfounded accusations concerning me. :thumbsup:
     
  10. HawgWyld

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    Off topic, but anyone who has that WKRP reference in their sig has to be OK...
     
  11. craigerNY

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    When one states "I pay your salary" they are saying "you answer to me", the people in this case. When he states "bullcrap" he is saying "I answer to no-one".

    That's disturbing.
     
  12. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Politically yes. And maybe even morally. But is he wrong in the math?
     
  13. JGG

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    That's a great way of saying "I do not answer to my constituents."
     
  14. Armoured

    Armoured So is America great again yet? Supporter

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    His job title is the big clue.
     
  15. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I haven't seen his tax returns to know how much he has paid in federal income taxes so I don't have any way of knowing if his math is correct.
     
  16. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    How so?
     
  17. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Me neither.
     
  18. JGG

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    I'm not sure he's even wrong in principle. Does he answer to his constituents or to his backers, his lobbyists, and his party?
     
  19. Armoured

    Armoured So is America great again yet? Supporter

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    What's his job title?
     
  20. Hammster

    Hammster Buckeye Newshawk Award Winner Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    That's not an answer.

    How so?
     
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