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Tsongas: Rejecting pay hike was right thing to do

There are 10 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Tsongas: Rejecting pay hike was right thing to do. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Following on the heels of the Senate, the House voted Tuesday to block an automatic pay raise for themselves that was scheduled for next year.

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Fitchburg, MA

#1 Apr 29, 2010
Duh, no kidding it was the right thing to do, it's an election year and you have to do at least one correct thing during an election year

Dracut, MA

#2 Apr 29, 2010
she was not the on;y 1 to reject it
don't forget that she voted for the health care bill
so vote her out in Nov along with the others who voted for it

Bedford, MA

#3 Apr 29, 2010
Bye Martha, nothing you do is going to save your behind from being kicked out of office, the people of MA. have had enough of your charades. Might as well save the money your going to need it while you are looking for a new job come next election....

Leominster, MA

#5 Apr 29, 2010
Big deal. So she turned down how much of a pay raise? She thinks she is playing with our minds hmm...

Did anyone notice people out and about trying to get signatures for her as well in front of public buildings?

No signature for you! I'm for voting her out. Phony baloney. I'm done.
Lowell 55

San Jose, CA

#6 Apr 29, 2010
Should have kept it, she'll need the $$ in November when she is unemployed

Billerica, MA

#8 Apr 29, 2010
Maybe Congressman Niki will give the government $4 Trillion that she voted to put on our grandchildren and grandchildren.

Malden, MA

#9 Apr 29, 2010
Isn't Niki the one who is not married to the guy she lives with so she can keep collecting he pension benefit that Paul earned? Isn't she the one one that was "Dean of External Affairs" for six figures despite the fact that she had zero experience? It's just the right thing to do!

Leominster, MA

#11 Apr 29, 2010
WallyTheWonder wrote:
Isn't Niki the one who is not married to the guy she lives with so she can keep collecting he pension benefit that Paul earned? Isn't she the one one that was "Dean of External Affairs" for six figures despite the fact that she had zero experience? It's just the right thing to do!
Good one! Really she knows how to work the system @ the highest level. God you could say so many funny things with this one but I wont stoop that low. She knows she's got to go. People are fed up and done with the BS.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#12 Apr 29, 2010
At present Europe is dependent on the supply of gas via Russia from the Caspian Sea, principally from Turkmenistan. This gives Moscow enormous political leverage when it comes to such matters as NATOís decision to admit Georgia or Ukraine. U.S. policy has been to build pipelines from the Caspian avoiding Russia or Iran. Construction of the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Paki stan-India) pipeline which will pump the gas straight to the Indian Ocean and on to world markets has been long delayed due to the fighting in Afghanistan.

The pipeline will run through Helmand province, then into Pakistanís Balochistan. If it all works out, this will represent a highly significant improvement in the geostrategic position of the U.S. in the region, including in the event of another world war (such as might be provoked by a U.S. attack on Iranís nuclear facilities and unpredictable repercussions of such action).

But Obama will not be talking about the history of U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, or the feelings of the Afghan people about occupation, or the reactions of the Pakistanis to the unmitigated disaster on their doorstep, or the real geopolitical reasons for U.S. interest in this backward impoverished Central Asian nation that has been ďthe graveyard of empiresĒ since the time of Alexander the Great.

He will say itís still a necessary war to defend Americans from terrorists!

How about some explanation of this lil
ol item,Oooppps? Our Troops being used
as Mercenaries,For Big Oil? Just follow
the leader uh? Continue on the W way!!
A VERY Proud American

Uxbridge, MA

#13 Apr 30, 2010
Wow!! Rejecting/declining the proposed "raise" - the only reason they did this is because the raise was NOT big enough!! Had the increase in salary been higher you can bet your life NONE of them would have rejected it. It was only because it WAS so small an increase...trying to make them "look good" to the voters. WHAT A JOKE!!!!

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