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Title: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: mystery-ak on December 23, 2018, 10:19:12 AM
Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries

By Megan HenneyPublished December 22, 2018

Newly elected New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, called for a furlough of congressional salaries in the event of another government shutdown on Saturday.

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Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.

It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.

Have some integrity.
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Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: Oceander on December 23, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
Why is this whiny, self-indulgent little POS getting so much attention?  Especially here?
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: The Ghost on December 23, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
Why is this whiny, self-indulgent little POS getting so much attention?  Especially here?

It's Christmas.  She is the gift that keeps on giving.   8888mistltoe
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: Oceander on December 23, 2018, 10:59:21 AM
It's Christmas.  She is the gift that keeps on giving.   8888mistltoe

That’s not a gift I’m interested in continually “receiving” whenever I log on here.  Maybe someone can start their own forum for this POS and those she entertains. 
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: austingirl on December 23, 2018, 11:03:19 AM
It's Christmas.  She is the gift that keeps on giving.   8888mistltoe

It's wise to keep one's eyes on the future of the democrat party.
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: Oceander on December 23, 2018, 11:04:15 AM
It's wise to keep one's eyes on the future of the democrat party.

Then why don’t we have a sub-cat devoted to that instead of to one obnoxious prat?   
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: austingirl on December 23, 2018, 11:09:30 AM
Then why don’t we have a sub-cat devoted to that instead of to one obnoxious prat?

Why come to the category if you don't think it's worthwhile?
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: Oceander on December 23, 2018, 11:11:54 AM
Why come to the category if you don't think it's worthwhile?

It still shows up on the recent posts and unread posts lists, which is what makes it obnoxious.  I get tired of having to manually clear it so I can see if anything new has been posted to the main category.
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: truth_seeker on December 23, 2018, 11:19:22 AM
Then why don’t we have a sub-cat devoted to that instead of to one obnoxious prat?

The sub-cats are frozen. Noting Romney Ryan's performance 2012 lives on forever.
Title: Re: Partial government shutdown: Ocasio-Cortez calls for furlough of congressional salaries
Post by: The Ghost on December 23, 2018, 01:58:48 PM
It still shows up on the recent posts and unread posts lists, which is what makes it obnoxious.  I get tired of having to manually clear it so I can see if anything new has been posted to the main category.

Yeah I know.  It is a PITA.  I have asked management on more than one occasion to find a UBB hack that would allow a poster to block those notifications.