To all who read my blog, this is a follow up to blog #960, "Congress needs to take a pay cut."
Follow up on Rep.Diane Russel's Pay cut for politicians during Sequestration,interesting. I bet Hawaii;s legislators pay checks are much higher. will Google Yes,Hawaii legislators' pay is about $46,273.00 for 4 months work!!! no wonder all the crooks want to be a legislator !!!
Aloha, Chester "Unc" Lau
It’s been amazing to know that 350,000 people stood with me to call on Congress to take a pay cut during Sequestration. However, I have received several emails suggesting I’m a hypocrite for not taking a Congressional pay cut myself. While I’m much more inclined to keep you posted on the good work of other people, I would like to set the record straight.
First, I am not a member of Congress making $174,000 per year. I am a Maine State Representative with an annual salary of about $14,500. That said, I have introduced a bill in Maine to cut our legislator’s and Governor’s pay should we fail to pass a state budget.
It’s pretty simple: If we don’t do our job, we shouldn’t get paid.
From the State Capitol to the US Capitol, it is time for all politicians to set aside partisan rhetoric and do the job we were elected to do. I’m just a State Rep, but together we can send a message across this country that Americans deserve better representation. You’ve stood with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.
Will you stand with me today?
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I hope this clarifies just how committed I am to advocating for a more functional, responsive republic that recognizes and values the struggles, hopes and dreams of every American. And just how determined I am to stand with you to see that Congress does as well.
Maine State Representative (Portland, ME)
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P.S. Here’s a column I published yesterday in The Hill: “ We must bridge rural digital divide in America“.
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We should mind our own business & take care of our own !!! No more foreign aids,I don't see Saudi Arabia helping us when we had the Sandy Storm !!!
CHARITY & FRIENDSHIP IS A TWO WAY STREET, ...YOU CAN'T FEED THEM DON'T BREED THEM !!! GO FORTH & MULTIPLY ? DONATE ALL THE UNWANTED KIDS TO THE CHURCHES !!! L'oncle Amusant