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Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

pelosiThe Hill – by Mike Lillis

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.

“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”

The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.

Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.

“It’s a hard question to ask me because most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families,” she said. “A pay cut to me doesn’t mean as much.”

She also emphasized that Congress should do everything it can to preclude such decisions by preventing the sequester cuts from taking effect at all.

“A sequester should be out of the question,” she said.

Still, with the clock ticking down to March 1 – and with both chambers of Congress out of town next week – the chances of reaching a deal are growing slimmer. With that in mind, some lawmakers say they’re hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

“We are, in fact, obviously contemplating a sequester,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week. “Obviously we are going to take a cut, like everybody else, and we will have to accommodate that.”

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15 Responses to Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

  1. …screw that traitor…how about we start some impeachment hearings and begin to try some folks for treason….and when we convict them…hang them…


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

    • US Marine Fighting Tyranny says:

      Hi RJ,

      I don’t know who we should hang higher,.. Traitor-Ocrapo,… or Pyscho-Pelosi!

      Just when I thought that Douch-Bag couldn’t really shock me any further,… she still mananges to do it!

      Time to hang’em all!

      JD – US Marines – The sooner this Civil-War gets going,.. the sooner we can hang all the trash for treason.

  2. diggerdan says:

    If there is one thing that all upper level govt. employees deserve is a pay cut. What has congress and all of those other branches of govt. done to deserve a pay raise? I think that that Pelosi is a little soft in the head.

  3. Kevin K says:

    It there anyone left in the USA who even listens to this Leather Face, Wrinkled Has Been..!!!

  4. REDHORSE says:

    It should be at least a 50% paycut. it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’,What dignity?These scumbags vote their own pay raises as it is and shouldn’t be able to.Hell last year they voted in another rase for themselves and they have the balls to cry because they may get a pay cut.Screw you congress.

  5. rhumstruck says:

    Like most of those treasonous ba#$%rds in “Office” Pelosi thinks herself a queen and deserving of that respect. This bi%$h has no clue that she in reality is supposed to be our SERVANT. I will enjoy throwing rotten tomatoes at her rotting carcase after the hangings!

    On a side note fellow Patriots, we might want to start thinking about moving the Capital elsewhere when this is all over. The DC area will stink for years as all the filth rot hanging on the vine!

    • diggerdan says:

      LOL. The stink has already infilterated Wash. DC. rhumstruck. Their bloated, putred bellies will pop when they are swinging and that will be one heck of a eye opener for the sheeples.

  6. mike says:

    If this whore had any dignity left she would step down and resign. My God these people are so out of touch with reality.

  7. Large Scale Aggressor says:

    How could you possibly diminish the dignity of lawmakers when they have absolutely none to begin with? You could dip Pelosi in dog crap and it would only add to her appeal.

    • US Marine Fighting Tyranny says:

      Hi LSA,

      Well,.. thats the whole inside joke, isn’t it?

      Dipping this Douch-Bag in Dog-Crap would be incredibly insulting to the Dog-Crap,… don’t you think?

      My God,… I’m going to bring a beach chair and a cold beer to sit and watch, with complete joy, as she kicks and twists when we hang these treasonous bags of filth!

      JD – US Marines – Now I’m getting lost as to when this Civil-War starts,.. what are we waiting for?

  8. Paraclete says:

    If we were to pay them for their “Level of Dignity”……..
    They would owe us !
    Every single one of them, with out exception, have not fulfilled
    their oaths to office…. FACT !
    For I have not heard one, NOT ONE, call their “RADICAL”
    colleagues out for what they are…TRAITORS and THIEVES.
    “Lip Service” doesn’t count.
    If our founding fathers performed “Lip Service” we’d still be a colony.
    No my friends, we must do what our founders did, and would do today.
    That’s RECLAIM our Freedom and our REPUBLIC.
    While we may still be able to do so.
    Plain and Simple as that !
    No More Discussion………..
    Where’s the piano wire ??????????

    Palmetto Volunteers – S.C.C.M.

  9. robert ferrall says:

    Never a less dignified statement, she / all are clueless.

  10. swan says:

    Nancy Pelosi Net Worth $35.5 Million. For a Public Servant that is criminal. Time to get the hanging judge.

  11. ehswan says:

    There is dignity in all honest work.

  12. Paris says:

    “I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” You’re gutting the Constitution and driving the entire nation into bankruptcy and you want to get paid for it.

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