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Michele Bachmann Introduces Legislation to Rescind Congressional Pay Raise

"We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending," Bachmann said ... "we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise."

In what will more than likely be the last legislative action Michele Bachmann will make as a representative of the Stillwater area, the Sixth District Congresswoman on Monday introduced legislation that would rescind the portion of President Barack Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise

“I am calling on my colleagues in the House and Senate to rescind President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise,” Bachmann wrote in a statement. “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise. We need to begin with ourselves and I urge my colleagues to join me in this effort.”

Transcript: ‘This is Drama:’ Bachmann Blasts Obama's 'Cynical' Pay Hike for Congress

Edward January 03, 2013 at 03:05 PM
In what way is he a dictator? He's compromised on everything. "do a little RESEARCH of AMERICAN HISTORY" I have. Obama has nothing on FDR when it comes to being a dictator. Do a little historical research yourself. I'm always amused by the people who believe Obama is a fascist and communist at the same time.
Markus January 03, 2013 at 04:51 PM
"In what way is he a dictator?" Same way Bush and Clinton were. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders#Barack_Obama_.282009.E2.80.93present.29 "Obama has nothing on FDR" So you're conceding the point that FDR acted like a dictator?
Bill Toppson January 03, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Wow- I am astounded at all the myths people believe in! Go Michele! We need an alternative voice in Minnesota. Here is the latest; President Barack Obama last week signed an executive order that would provide members of Congress and federal workers a pay increase in the early part of this year. The order called for salaries for rank-and-file senators and representatives to rise from $174,000 a year to $174,900 a year. The fiscal cliff legislation included a provision barring any cost of living increase for members of Congress, at least through September, the end of the fiscal year.
Fanny Dunkleberger January 03, 2013 at 07:39 PM
You people are having fun trashing this lady, but ignore the obvious. Why in the world, in this economy, would our President, who is supposed to be looking out for the country, ordering raises at this time? And why did he make 4 expensive trips back & forth (to include the special cargo plane, the security, in addition to the $4 million Air Force One) to Hawaii for his Christmas vacation, when he KNEW this fiscal cliff vote was coming up? He's either an idiot, or he is trying to finally destroy our economy. And BTW, BO spent basically all of his senate time campaigning and most of his presidency campaigning. He doesn't know how to do anything else.
betty boop January 03, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Where do you haters get off on calling everything she does "attention-getting." Absurd. But like what Hitler said, "If you say something often enough, people will believe it." Have you ever talked with the woman? Have you ever pondered the consistent principles she stands by? The woman is not a jellyfish like so many others. Her supreme interest is in the good of this country. She has backbone; she has character. To repeat into oblivion that she is doing everything for "attention" is nothing more than empty character assassination. Repeating things doesn't make it so. The news media makes sure anyone that does not tow the liberal agenda will be pounced on, the news twisted, taken out of context. Let her be the person she is, doing right for right's sake. Sorry there are not more like her.

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