# News Jefferson, D-La., office searched by F.B.I.

1. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12891430/

This is all part of America's "Every representative must go" policy that seems to be going on lately. Yet something else our country doesn't need to be going through.

2. May 20, 2006

### Rach3

Well, they are all corrupt, so I think they should all go. Same for the senators (except possibly Specter).

3. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

They aren't ALL corrupt. Generalizations are bad.

4. May 20, 2006

### dav2008

If they have nothing to hide then what's the problem?

Right, pengwuino?

5. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

Exactly

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6. May 20, 2006

### Rach3

Which one isn't accepting bribes?

7. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

Unless you can produce a list of 535 individual cases of bribery towards every single congressman, your statement is unfounded

8. May 20, 2006

### dav2008

Unless you can produce a list of 435 individual cases acquitting every single congressman of charges of bribery, your statement is unfounded.

9. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

Oh yah, the Senate isnt part of our government

Re-read what you just wrote and get back to me

10. May 20, 2006

### dav2008

Well I thought this thread was about representatives as in the house of representatives.

11. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

My appologizes, representatives as anyone who representes the people. I've always hated how representatives only means people in the House of Representatives. I always just mean all of those people when i say representatives... i think i should get into the habbit of just saying "Congressmen"

12. May 20, 2006

### Rach3

Pengwunio: You are under the impression that there is a man or woman in congress who is not addicted to bribery? If so, name that person, and I will personally bribe them. As proof, I'll have the phrase "Penguins suck" appended to the next appropriations, in some obscure section, under that congressperson's name.

13. May 20, 2006

### dav2008

Well you still run into problems there because many people consider a "Congressman" to be a member of the House of Representatives only.

But I guess we're just arguing semantics now:tongue2:

14. May 20, 2006

### Pengwuino

Yah, damn symantics (thats how i spell it because ive used computers too long )

15. May 21, 2006

Don't they get paid $186,000 year? 16. May 21, 2006 ### dav2008$165,200 according to a quick google search.

17. May 21, 2006

### Gokul43201

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Yeah.. just so that their salaries can easily be written as $c ! 18. May 21, 2006 ### Pengwuino :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Well theres one reason why we shouldn't switch to the metric system! Last edited: May 21, 2006 19. May 21, 2006 ### Rach3 What the heck kind of units are those supposed to be? c = 1. 20. May 21, 2006 ### Pengwuino Now thats a good unit for them to use 21. May 21, 2006 ### Rach3 Yes it is. 22. May 21, 2006 ### scott1 So they are breaking the laws of physics!!! We need a constional adment outlawing breaking of physics:grumpy: No one can be paid$186,000/second without breaking the laws of physics:grumpy:
That they get paid WAY too much. They seem to get paid so much that there job is basically a bibery. Couldn't they do somthing better with the money like help hurricane katrine evacuee's, the Iraq war, national security etc.

Last edited: May 21, 2006
23. May 21, 2006

### dav2008

\$165k isn't too much..

I mean you should be asking could they do something better with the millions of dollars they spend on campaigns every two years. (Or six years in the case of Senators since this thread is about both ;) )

24. May 21, 2006

### Rach3

Cutting their salaries would only encourage them to accept bribes. Better to waste taxpayer money, then have them relying on lobbyists for sustainance.

25. May 21, 2006

### Rach3

Caught on tape!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060521/ap_on_go_co/congressman_probe_7;_ylt=Av6F58y13vtn1A3zAa84Y5iGbToC;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl [Broken]
Busted!

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