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  •  How much are the Senators "Welfare" costing us? (4+ / 0-)
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    allenjo, little lion, No Exit, NonnyO

    Healthcare, Pensions, wages for not working......Put THAT on the table!

    "Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. " ~ Henri Nouwen

    by Paddy999 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:08:03 PM PST

    •  Badly needed reforms for congress are needed (0+ / 0-)

      and particularly the taxpayer funded trips on the military's luxury jets, staffed with their own doctor, less they get a headache, and the jet filled with booze. Staying at luxury hotels on the taxpayers.

      Congressional Junkets and all the trips their staffers take, should be taken away until the economy improves, at the very least.

      And reworking their overly generous pensions, their gym and trainers, their beauty and barber shops, the free health clinic -and on and on it goes.

      A now all in the senate - all 100 of them have their hidie-hole suites in the basement -  as expensive as office space in DC is, all that square footage could certainly be put to better use for other needed federal offices, and why do senators need to hide away while they are "working" anyway?

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:14:10 PM PST

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      •  a real Investigative Journalist (1+ / 0-)
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        allenjo

        would get the $$$ amount this welfare is costing us.

        "Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. " ~ Henri Nouwen

        by Paddy999 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 02:27:44 PM PST

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