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    ...and how much does each of these votes cost us - the taxpayer?  I heard somewhere that each sham/show/BS vote they do like this costs almost $1 million.

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      cost anything?  The congresscritters are in session presumably and that is what they are being paid to do.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:53:59 AM PDT

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      •  Opportunity Cost (0+ / 0-)

        There's always opportunity cost.  Conceivably they are not doing actual valuable work to hold these sham votes.  By not doing productive work, there is a cost to these votes.

        Time is money.

        Although I'm at work anyway, there is a cost to reading the newspaper vs doing actual work-work.

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