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  • southerntalent Dec 31, 4:57 p.m.

    please make sure to remember your congressman,republican or democrat when next vote comes up and vote them out of office for this mess.

  • Earth Brooks Dec 31, 4:57 p.m.

    The real sad part is we will continue to re-elect most of them. They know this, and it's why they do the things they do.

  • aspenstreet1717 Dec 31, 4:55 p.m.

    No the raise was an Executive order.

  • renaissancemon Dec 31, 4:54 p.m.

    > Congress could pass later legislation retroactively blocking the tax hikes and spending cuts.

    "No ex post facto law shall be passed" - U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9

  • junkmail5 Dec 31, 4:51 p.m.

    This is the worst Congress ever,why did King Obama give them a raise?
    3 was King

    He didn't. He couldn't even if he wanted to.

    Only congress can spend money- including giving themselves raises (though they don't kick in until the next congress when they vote raises for themselves)

    This makes me furious! Fire the lot of them and let's elect new members who CAN get the job done.-Dukefan1

    It's funny... everyone hates congress, but thinks THEIR congresspersons are doing a good job.

    Hence we get 80-90% of congress retaining their seats every election for generations nows.

  • 3 was King Dec 31, 4:47 p.m.

    This is the worst Congress ever,why did King Obama give them a raise?

  • Dukefan1 Dec 31, 4:46 p.m.

    This makes me furious! Fire the lot of them and let's elect new members who CAN get the job done. If I worked like they do, I would be FIRED!

  • what the........ Dec 31, 4:43 p.m.

    This country is DOOOOMMMED!!!! God help us because he's the only one that can rescue us. Surely can't count on the govt. Wish there was someone up in DC who gave a >>>> about America but they could care less. I say we start a protest, uproar, get up to DC and FIRE them you know what's.....If you have a job, you are robbed of your hard earned money, if you are unemployed you still have no money...what's the difference??!!! There ain't one!!!! Americans need to speak up so that we can be heard. raise Heckkkkk!!!! I am very upset. Can you tell?? What are WE suppose to do???

  • aspenstreet1717 Dec 31, 4:36 p.m.

    'Avoid spending cuts" why? They are seriously past due.

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