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Why Pay Congress, by Maureen Dowd

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...federal workers who do important work for the public -- cleaning up toxic waste, enrolling sick people into lifesaving medical trials, answering medical hot lines, running national parks, processing passport applications -- risk being sent home and going unpaid. But members of Congress would continue to receive $174,000 a year. As the humorist Andy Borowitz wrote in a Twitter message: 'That's like eliminating the fire dept & sending checks to the arsonists.'

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They say you can carry a gun, except in places whe... by Dennis Kaiser on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 5:05:52 AM
And Dowd-Kristoff are too. But I hesitate to sugg... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 10:20:00 AM
We need to eliminate money and come up with a bett... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Apr 9, 2011 at 3:18:55 PM
..but I'm not sure what exactly Maureen Dowd had t... by M. Wizard on Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 at 11:06:30 AM