McCain: Rich aides may work for $1 a year

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    Sep 07, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    John McCain says he’d impose a little fiscal discipline on his Cabinet — by asking the best-off to work for one dollar per year.

    “It's going to be the best people in America, the smartest people in America,” McCain continued. “So many of these problems we face — for example, energy independence, what’s partisan about that? In other words, we've got to have people who are the best and the brightest. And I'll tell you, some of them I'll ask to work for a dollar a year.”

    The vow, made in an interview taped with Bob Schieffer for CBS’s “Face the Nation,” fits with McCain’s new push to run as a reformer who would shake up Washington, where he has worked for the past 26 years.

    It seems the Republicans will do anything at this point to get elected.....
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    Sep 07, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    They shouldn't get paid in the first place. Food and rent and that's it.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 07, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    They can't even buy smoke and mirrors for a buck!
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    Sep 13, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    If McCain gets elected (God forbid) I wouldn't expect a BIT of change from his administration. Any change he is promising is an obvious lie...he is saying that ONLY in a lame, transparent attempt to steal thunder from Obama. I don't believe it for a second...it'll be "Republican-business-as-usual", you can surely bet.
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    Sep 13, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    It doesn't even make any sense. How will he attract "the best and the brightest" from their high-paying market jobs if he only offers them $1?

    Since it doesn't make any sense, the American electorate will love this idea.
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    Sep 13, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 makes a good point.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 13, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    He must mean all the lobbyists running his campaign who are going to make a killing in the corporate sector once they leave.
  • HereNBoston

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    Sep 14, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    eh mitt romney didn't get paid for being governor of massachusetts... that was a campaign promise..he said our budget was in such trouble that he'd waive his and his lt governors salary.......

    we certainly got what we paid for...
  • sillyror

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    Sep 14, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    They may be getting paid $1 a year, but there will be "expenses" covered, I guarantee those expenses will tally in ten of thousands of dollars during one year.
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    Sep 14, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    Humm..lets see.
    On the net, google richest members of the house and senate.
    You will be surprised with those folks out there.
    I think a better question is; why would a multi-million/billionaire spend millions of dollars to get elected to an office that pays $158,000 a year or $400,000 a year as president?
    Seems that everyone hates a Republican in here. Me, I don't like any of them.
    They are all on the same page. I have been reading the same carping for my entire life; evil this, evil that.
    The Democrats ran congress, the presidency..the whole thing for over 40 years. What did they do for you or anyone else? They have the house and senate now. What have they done for you?
    They all give lip service and you get the same thing.
    Term limits for everyone, all elected officials, Supreme Court justices, mandatory retirement in government at 69, period.
    It is the "entrenched" politician that is the issue, on both sides.
  • joeindallas

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    Sep 16, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    Plow my Ground correction for the past 40 yrs The GOP has held control of the White house for 28 yrs vs 12 for the Democrats

    1969 1977 Nixon/Ford (R)

    1977 1981 Carter (D)

    1981 1989 Reagan (R)

    1989 1993 BUSH (R)

    1993 2001 Clinton (D)

    2001 to Present THE VILLAGE IDIOT

    Sorry as Joe Friday would say "Just the Facts M'am"
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    Oct 01, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    BIGBLKBDYBLDR saidIf McCain gets elected (God forbid) I wouldn't expect a BIT of change from his administration. Any change he is promising is an obvious lie...he is saying that ONLY in a lame, transparent attempt to steal thunder from Obama. I don't believe it for a second...it'll be "Republican-business-as-usual", you can surely bet.


    INTERESTING THAT EVERYBODY IS IGNORING YOUR POST, BRO

    MAYBE IT SHOULD BE ON ANOTHER THREAD SO IT'S NOTCED MORE, BUT I AGREE WITH U 100%.

    BETTER EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME GAME PLAN AS BUSH IF THE MCSAME/PALID DUO GET IN, AND MUCH WORSE. THE USA WILL GO DOWN THE FUCKING TUBES LIKE NEVER BEFORE--MARK MY WORDS!!!!!

    MAVERICK(S) MY ASS
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    Oct 01, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    Oh well, you get what you pay for .. and sometimes you pay for what you get .. ahem G.W.B icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 01, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    sillyror saidThey may be getting paid $1 a year, but there will be "expenses" covered, I guarantee those expenses will tally in ten of thousands of dollars during one year.


    If they had their expenses covered, it would still be income, which would mean that they would be receiving income greater than $1/yr. Income is any accession to wealth which the taxpayer has fully realized - even non-cash accessions to wealth.
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    Oct 01, 2008 11:57 PM GMT
    they'd get paid under the table and be tax exempt I think. Whatever they make, we'll all be paying for it.