Ma’am sham: Sen. Boxer says congressmen shouldn’t be paid unless it approves of more debt

And by “pay off their debt” they mean “raise the debt ceiling indefinitely”:

Have you ever worked at a private sector job where your paycheck was directly tied to how “successful” you were at driving the company deeper into debt? Of course not, but the rules in the business of public sector liberal politics are much different.

Boxer considers driving up the debt ceiling as “paying the bills,” but all that does is create more bills to pay.

It’s a shame that so many in D.C. consider driving up the debt as “doing their job”:

There you have it, senators. If it’s up to Barbara Boxer and others, if you want to keep being paid in full you’ll follow Joe Biden’s time honored advice:


Note: The title of this post has been changed to correct a grammatical error.

  • carla5731

    How about Congress’s pay should be used to pay the debt? That way we all get what we want.

    • Jeremy

      I love that idea.

    • Elaine

      Can she PLEASE just quit and take a few progressives with her? That would save us a LOT of money, now and in the future.

    • Meech204

      I don’t know why they get paid a dime since no one in DC seems to know anything about what’s happening around them. Maybe they should watch FOX News….

  • NeoKong

    How about if the public can decide if and when they get paid…?For example. Congress can only receive a raise if it is approved by the voters at election time.

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s a nice feel-good idea — but No.


  • Steve_J

    When you’re paying your debts with borrowed money you already are a deadbeat.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Sounds like we need to cut off Boxer’s bar tab first.

  • Steve_J

    Those two really are dunces. They’ve been playing chicken with our credit all along and have succeeded in having our credit rating lowered.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Our credit rating should really be junk. Anyone who buys a US Bond now won’t get there investment back.

  • mickeyco

    Dems really have won the war on women. Every single woman Democrat in Congress is dumb as a rock.

  • ObamaFail

    How about holding their pay until they pass a budget that will actually balance the budget. Boxer is wanting an open tab that never has to close, so the Dems can spend us into oblivion.

  • neoface

    She is another liberal human excrement, waste of space and oxygen. She is a poster child why there need to term limits!!!!

  • detroit19

    ‘If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling and lets America become a deadbeat nation, we should not be paid’ Barbara Boxer…We, the People, are WAY past Congress being paid for a job undone, aka, a TOTAL, abysmal, complete failure to do your job. Raise the debt ceiling? Hahahahaha…are you insane?!? Get off your high horse, you delusional, sanctimoniuos lying liar who lies.

  • Axelgreaser

    WANNA BOX WIFF ME BOXER? You mean Congress should give back the inside trading privileges it just granted itself! Are you understanding me Babs? The privileges they JUST got back: Remember dear? Obama demanded legislation be, and I quote: ‘Put on my desk that makes inside trading illegal.” He did this during a SOTU monologue and all the lap dogs jumped up and gave him the clap. Which was only a year ago and likely done by this sleezoid President to throw the hounds off of Pelosi who could not ‘splain allegations of HER inside trading! Do you recall this? Is everyone in Washington, D.C. right now a parolee of some corporate crime prison? Because it seems like the hardened criminals that we ‘send up the river’ everyday can’t even compare to the thieves in D.C.! Read more about the ‘massive’ inside trading going on in Washington, D.C. right now:

    • GaryTheBrave

      “… all the lap dogs jumped up and gave him the clap.” LOL! Is it syphilis or gonorrhea?

  • TocksNedlog

    Proposed criteria for congressional term limits:
    When your age is higher than your I.Q. . . .

  • Derek Penner

    Just 535 or so less people sucking the system dry.

    • GaryTheBrave

      And thousands more getting retirement benefits for life.

  • Marvin Nelson

    This sounds like a great idea to me! Max out the credit cards, then, instead of paying them down, take off any credit limit, and spend like mad!! Makes perfect sense to me. If I do this, will the gummint pay my debts?

    • GaryTheBrave

      You won’t have any debt. Just get a new credit card. Simple. /sarc

  • kim

    Excuse us Ma’am, but none of you should get paid until there is a signed balanced budget amendment, the budget is actually balanced and the debt paid off. Then we will see about a reduced pay package

  • KansasGirl

    How about stopping insider trading.

  • Randi Starr

    Personally, I think everyone of you owe the American Citizens a refund from your salary because NONE of you are any good at your job, esp. those of YOU who have been there since WWII

  • ThomasCollins1

    Ending the cycle of spending and debt would leave democrats with nothing. They have run out of other people’s money.

  • gekkobear

    I’ve got the answer.

    Pay Congress what we do now, indexed to inflation… no problem with those pay raises.

    HOWEVER because of some trading deals; the only investment Congress members are allowed is T-Bills… which they can trade in after they leave office. No insider stock trading allowed.

    When they have to put their billions as part of the government debt; maybe they’ll consider making the Government debt more likely to get paid and not ignore/inflated out of existence.

    And if they don’t instead of using their jobs tog et rich, they go broke. Seems fair.

  • DrSamHerman

    Boxer should be paid with a one-way ticket to Gitmo, including a free wardrobe of orange jumpsuits.

  • ThomasCollins1

    “The difference between the Left and the Right is Showmanship”

    ???? You don’t understand politics