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  • Guest

    Media Mike is going to need to do a whole lot more to keep his dwindling conservative Blue-Dog base, especially with his supporters taking pay cuts, while his congressional income tops $174,000, and that doesnt include his rental care, healthcare and other perks….

    Mike Needs to Go

    • Anonymous

      Sooo….the salary that all 435 Congressman make is his fault?  Total non-sequitor.

      • Guest

        Soooo, by your measure of fiscal responsibility, it is ok if others do so….?

        In a part of the country (2nd District) its “ok” to soak the taxpayers for $174,000 a year- when most havent seen a raise in years, where many have taken pay cuts, businesses folding up shop, bankruptcy, foreclosure and on and on….

        Heres a news flash, for years Joe Lunch Box has done squat to help small business in his own home town..!

        • Anonymous

          Some news flashes for you: Michaud has voted against congressional pay raises every time it has come up.  He is con-sponsoring a bill before Congress that would keep Congressmen from getting paid if it cannot pass a budget.  The bill number is H.R 3643, the No Budget No Pay Act.  You should check it out.  And Congressman get paid from a national pool, not by district, so you personally got “soaked” for .004 cents to pay for his salary,  2 cents to pay for all 435 members.  I’m sure getting that back would solve all of America’s problems.

          • Guest

            and yet he takes the money…

          • Anonymous

            Right, before Congress he worked for a living.  Should we only have uber-rich congressman who don’t need the money?  Think that would work out better for you?  Maybe we should not pay congressmen at all, because that never leads to corruption!  Newsflash…it’s expensive to have to have two places to live (Maine and D.C), which all congressmen have to do.  D.C is $2,500 a month minimum.  Think.

          • Guest

            A just compensation for all US Senators & Congressmen should not exceed the median income of their home state— And yes, many survive very well in DC for 50 to 75K a year.

          • Anonymous

            Median income does not take into account education levels.  Living ONLY in D.C for $75,000 is not easy, at all.  That’s simply false.
            The median income in Maine is about $32,000.  So asking people to live in D.C and their own state for $32,000 is going to draw the best and brightest?  In what other line of work does this logic make sense? 

          • Guest

            Obviously $174,000 isnt buying us much.

            $75,K is a fair wage for a Congressman that has shown an effort in economic development, but Mike hasnt.

          • Anonymous

            You should check out H.R 3533, or the Forest Products Fairness Act, or H.R 2072, or waving the Buy America provisions that allow the Department of Defense to buy foreign made goods, or his leadership of the House Trade Working Group that fights China’s trade practices.  These are economic development actions from the last 3 months.  The overall list is really much longer.  It’s not his fault people dont pay attention and don’t know any of this stuff.

          • Guest

            I know that many small businesses have gone to him over the years, and they couldnt even get the time of day from him.

            In a part of the country where electric rates are through the roof, unemployment is double the national average, income is far less than the national average, and the troops from our state are sent off to war with inferior equipment,,,, how in the heck can anybody defend a congressman that makes $174,000…?

            He needs to send back $100,000 of that income, or resign….!

  • Anonymous

    Did he drive his taxpayer funded SUV there?

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