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Dale McFeatters: Hold Senators' paychecks? It's unconstitutional

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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    Agreed, it may not.

    Besides, theyre not hurting.
    And they'll just get easy bridge loans from the banks they bailed out.

    But I hear fantastic suggestion on KSL's Doug Wright show the other morning --

    Why not withhold the paychecks of all those Congressional member's STAFFS !

    Their Secretaries, Office Admin, Page members, Political Advisers, runners, etc., etc.

    100% Constitutional,
    1,000% more effective.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    It's just another Congressional attention getting device.

    Like a hungry baby crying in the middle of the night.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 27, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    No budget, no congressional pay. I could support that with one caveat.

    Neither the house or senate members get paid without a passed budget.
    Maybe then, the house Republicans would pass a budget that was not completely partisan.

    Remember, the Ryan budget passed the house without a single Democrat vote.

    It really is worthless to pass a house version of a budget knowing that it will never be approved in the senate.

    This is where compromise comes in

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Jan. 27, 2013 7:13 p.m.

    Saying the senate is controlled by democrats is an outright lie. If the democrats really controlled congress we wouldn't be having these fights would we?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    I don't think they're motivated, or held hostage by, their pay.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Jan. 28, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    Quote from this article,

    "But since one poll shows that the idea of a communist takeover is more popular with the public than the Republicans, it might be best not to take a chance."

    I'll be laughing the rest of the day after reading that. Thank you!