Thursday, December 10, 2009

He can be a lil' kooky, but sometimes Ron Paul makes the 14th District proud

Congressman Ron Paul and Congressman Harry Mitchell are again joining forces to stop the increase in pay that Members of Congress automatically get every year unless it is voted down. To this end, they have introduced H.R. 4255, the Stop the Automatic Pay Raise for Members of Congress in FY2011. A “Dear Colleague” letter was sent out today inviting other Members to sign on as cosponsors of the bill.

Their efforts to stop the pay raise for 2010 was successful earlier this year. It is their strong belief that with high unemployment and the economic turmoil the nation continues to face, it is absolutely inappropriate for Members of Congress to raise their own pay.

“We Members of Congress should not be padding our pocketbooks when our constituents are still tightening their belts and losing their jobs,” stated Congressman Paul.


(Sent to us from Rep. Paul's press secretary, the playful yet commitedly conservative Rachel Mills)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In what way is Dr. Paul "kinky," I mean "kooky"? Is this the modern term for refusing to go over the cliff with the lemming herd with the hopes that a small minority might reverse course and survive to warn the others?

BANJO JONES said...

I thought his idea of abolishing the FBI was kooky.

Anonymous said...

The term "kinky" is more appropriate as for the first name of our favorite son Friedman for Governor.

kinky: strikingly unconventional
far-out, offbeat, quirky, way-out
unconventional - not conventional or conformist

kooky - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, crackers, daft, dotty, haywire, kookie, loco, loony, around the bend, balmy, nuts, round the bend, wacky, whacky, nutty, barmy, loopy, fruity, cracked insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"