Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

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  1. jamescag

    jamescag said, almost 5 years ago

    Vote the b* out … roll on Nov 2nd

  2. Ernesto Obregon

    Ernesto Obregon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Yep, too bad that Congress actually voted down any pay increase for itself back in 2009 for fiscal 2010 and earlier this year for fiscal 2011. But, you know, tell a big enough lie and people will believe you.

  3. mrdoody

    mrdoody said, almost 5 years ago

    It is true of course that Congress froze their pay for 2010 and 2011. I think that McCoy was being figurative rather than literal since Congress no longer votes themselves pay raises at all. Congress must vote not to raise their pay…how nice. Many have tried to change the automatic pay raise but let’s face it, if you could chose an automatic pay raise that requires no action on your part wouldn’t you keep it? Despite the two freezes now in effect the Congress took a nice raise in 2009 when the economy was already in the tank. I say all of this in the interest of accuracy. As I interpret McCoy, perhaps incorrectly, he is stating that Congress has been less than sympathetic with the unemployed and lack of job growth. I don’t believe this is accurate.

  4. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    It is true that for all of the backlash against raising the minimum wage, Congress has done nothing to prevent its own pay from increasing over time. I understand that there may have been some freezes in pay raises recently, but I think that was more “we don’t want the public to come after us for raising our pay” than any form of guilt or altruism.

  5. pavlov

    pavlov said, almost 5 years ago

    Federal employees got pay raises and a cola in 2009 & 2010 and will in all probability get one for 2011. While Social Security and federal retirees received nothing in 2010 and will get nothing in 2011. On another note Reagan instituted pay freezes during his tenure.

  6. comyics

    comyics said, almost 5 years ago

    I have a few pennys you can have.

  7. Sarge67

    Sarge67 said, almost 5 years ago

    The Congressman missed a great opportunity to flick his cigar ash into beggars money cup.

  8. Redeemd

    Redeemd said, almost 5 years ago

    The comic is inaccurate. Congress has to vote to NOT get a pay raise.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Of course, if you change the wording on the briefcase to “Corporate CEO”, and change “vote myself a pay raise” to “award myself a bonus”, you’d get a MUCH more accurate picture of where the problem truly lies…

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    ^ You obviously have wealth envy. *

  11. zzazzenn

    zzazzenn said, almost 5 years ago

    Anybody here bother to read the 27th amendment to the US Constitution?

    “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.”

    In other words, the only congress members who will see the raise are the ones that get re-elected. The Constitution prevents them raising their own salaries.

  12. parker5oh book'em dano

    parker5oh book'em dano said, almost 5 years ago

    did you know that there are 1161 posters on this forum not counting spammers?

    sorry for the OCD (i’m just guessing)

    alphabetically, the first is _, a very vociferous snippet shouter

    and

    the last is you, zzazzenn darlin’

    little trivia for you

  13. cjkinsey

    cjkinsey said, almost 5 years ago

    zzenn, that was my immediate thought, thanks for the comment. This is actually illegal and unconstitutional, but McCoy has never let facts get in the way of his meme’s before so why start now?

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