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 2 years ago '06        #1
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Jun 28 - Jason Chaffetz says he partly quit congress because he cant afford two houses
 

 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged Wednesday that money was "partly" responsible for his decision to leave Congress.

"I mean, look, we're paid a very handsome salary, but our home is in Utah. I didn't move to Washington, D.C. I sleep in a cot in my office," Chaffetz said on Fox News.

"And faced with another 100 to 200 nights a year where my wife's by herself in Utah and I'm in a cot in Washington, D.C. – as nice as the salary is – I can't afford to have two places and have a quality of life I'd like to have at this point," he said.

Chaffetz, in an interview with The Hill this week before he leaves Congress, called for lawmakers to receive a $2,500 monthly stipend to help them cover the cost of housing in D.C.

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That proposal suggested that financial concerns were part of the Utah Republican's decision to leave Congress at the end of June, more than a year before his term is set to expire.

By giving lawmakers a housing stipend, he said Wednesday, lawmakers might not feel obligated to return to their states or districts every weekend and could maintain a higher quality of life.

But as it stands, he said, serving in Congress is a "rich man's game."

"If you're not a multimillionaire, you got dozens and dozens of us that can't afford two mortgages, kids in college and other types of things," he said. "It's very expensive in Washington, D.C."

After leaving Congress on Friday, Chaffetz is set to become a contributor for Fox News, which the network officially announced on Wednesday.

Chaffetz says he plans to write a book and do some consulting work.

visit this link http://thehill.com/homene .. leave-congress

Just a reminder on what this piece of sh*t thinks on raising the minimum wage...


And healthcare...



We can't raise minimum wage because it makes "inner city kids lazy" but this piece of sh*t thinks he deserves an EXTRA 30k a year to buy an extra house. fu*k right the hell off. This what you support when you support these pieces of sh*t and Im talking about the Republic*nts AND the establishment Dems.
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 2 years ago '06        #2
Skateboard T 52 heat pts52
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Dude got sick of Washington, he'll probably run for Governor.
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 2 years ago '15        #3
amarti9 2 heat pts
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Are you fu*king serious?!?!?

You a member of congress.......make 175,000+ a year.......work only about 3-6 months out the year unlike a normal person......you get top of the line healthcare coverage while trying to strip the sick/poor/elderly and children of their healthcare.......


......and you crying????



You know what you sound like Chaffetz?

You sound like......



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I would've had more respect for you If you would've been real about how horrible our government is to average people.


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 2 years ago '11        #4
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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hes clearly bad a managing money

 2 years ago '11        #5
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Ur mad at a man for doing what's best for him and his family

Not surprised ur a Known scum bag

In before people who don't even pay there own cell phone bill

Give financial planning advice
out of everything in the original post all you got out of that is he's doing whats best for his family?


 2 years ago '11        #6
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Yup now he can be with his family and pay less in bills , which is what article says

Sounds fairly responsible if u ask me
i don't know enough about his financial life to call him responsible especially considering he couldn't afford $12,000 a year for rent while making $175,000

or why not get a congressional roommate why did none of the other 4 utah congressional workers offer him someplace to sleep?

he seems out of touch with what decisions poor americans make everyday


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 2 years ago '10        #7
Hovi Bryant 682 heat pts682
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This n*gga full of sh*t.

 2 years ago '11        #8
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
It seems u counting another mans pockets

So ur argument is an Auto L

What were arguing?

I was making statement not arguing with you
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 2 years ago '17        #9
Longhorn 213 heat pts213
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Cost of living is pretty bad in DC tbh and 2500 a month for housing doesn't get you far there. Yes, this is hypocritical though

 Sin said
i don't know enough about his financial life to call him responsible especially considering he couldn't afford $12,000 a month for rent while making $175,000

or why not get a congressional roommate why did none of the other 4 utah congressional workers offer him someplace to sleep?

he seems out of touch with what decisions poor americans make everyday
U clearly haven't lived in DC. And he makes closer to 110k after taxes.
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 2 years ago '11        #10
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 Slavoj Zizek said
Cost of living is pretty bad in DC tbh and 2500 a month for housing doesn't get you far there. Yes, this is hypocritical though



U clearly haven't lived in DC. And he makes closer to 110k after taxes.
I know the struggle I work in NYC but can only afford Jersey city rent

I have 3 close friends who live in northern VA and work in D.C. They rent and share an apartment

sh*t were still all struggling were all share a cable bill they have the boxes and me and another person pay them to use their streaming login

Millions of Americans get by on far less than him

 2 years ago '17        #11
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 Sin said
I know the struggle I work in NYC but can only afford Jersey city rent

I have 3 close friends who live in northern VA and work in D.C. They rent and share an apartment

sh*t were still all struggling were all share a cable bill they have the boxes and me and another person pay them to use their streaming login

Millions of Americans get by on far less than him
Millions of Americans don't have to pay for two forms of living though or have the same workload as him. Honestly, he does have a point. Most Congressman, to my knowledge, don't bring their families to DC and they normally stay in their district. Even if they did move to DC, that would be incredibly costly. It's expensive. I'm pretty sure the only reason why this is a thread is because he's a republican. I don't even agree that they should get a stipend, but he still has a point.

 2 years ago '06        #12
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 BLOW said
Ur mad at a man for doing what's best for him and his family

Not surprised ur a Known scum bag

In before people who don't even pay there own cell phone bill

Give financial planning advice
Typical Trump supporter.

 2 years ago '11        #13
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 Slavoj Zizek said
Millions of Americans don't have to pay for two forms of living though or have the same workload as him. Honestly, he does have a point. Most Congressman, to my knowledge, don't bring their families to DC and they normally stay in their district. Even if they did move to DC, that would be incredibly costly. It's expensive. I'm pretty sure the only reason why this is a thread is because he's a republican. I don't even agree that they should get a stipend, but he still has a point.
I see political office as doing a service to your country not a job to get rich

 2 years ago '09        #14
messy marv stan 5288 heat pts5288
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 Hovi Bryant said
This n*gga full of sh*t.

yup. hes a multimillionaire who got rich taking "campaign donations". that money dont gotta be reported to the irs cartel either. those bozos get what 250 days of vacation each year. no other goverment gives its employees 8 months of vacation annually

 2 years ago '17        #15
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 Sin said
I see political office as doing a service to your country not a job to get rich
110k in DC doesn't get you rich, but yes, I agree it is a service. A service that can't pay for living expenses

 2 years ago '06        #16
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 BLOW said
Fiscally responsible family man

Yes, fiscally responsible is a man that makes 100K+ a year (plus all the sh*t he gets from "donors") but says he "needs" an extra 30K a year so he can pay for "rent" in DC (I guess he cant be like other congressman and live OUTSIDE of D.C. and commute?) while saying that regular people are too lazy to deserve more than $7.25 per hour. fu*k off you idiot.

 2 years ago '11        #17
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 Slavoj Zizek said
110k in DC doesn't get you rich, but yes, I agree it is a service. A service that can't pay for living expenses
$110,000 can pay living expenses maybe not the ones he's accustomed to but those are the sacrifices he signed up for

 2 years ago '17        #18
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 Sin said
$110,000 can pay living expenses maybe not the ones he's accustomed to but those are the sacrifices he signed up for
What about his expenses in his home state

 2 years ago '11        #19
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Who would sign up to represent u and this nation at the expense of there family

Nobody forced anyone to sign up for anything

 2 years ago '06        #20
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 BLOW said
Counting another mans pockets whom uve never spoken a word to

Auto L for u
Go troll somewhere else you moron.

 2 years ago '11        #21
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Exactly so he left and gave his two cents on his way out

And y'all out here counting his pockets calling him a scum bag for it

i never called him a scumbag but i am judging his pockets because he's judging minimum wage workers pockets and people who can't afford healthcare

 2 years ago '11        #22
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 Slavoj Zizek said
What about his expenses in his home state
the $110,000 congressional salary

$895 two bedroom furnished apartment in arlington VA


$1000 decent car for the commute


moderate food cost $70 a month for a single male


he average household spends about $500 on dry cleaning per year


it's all very plausible

 2 years ago '11        #23
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Way to rationalize ya reason for counting another mans income and expenses whom u never met
he's rationalizing not increasing minimum wage but i can't judge him?

 2 years ago '06        #24
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 BLOW said
Get the fu*k out of here telling another man how to live

With ur poverty numbers u posted

n*gga said 70 bucks a month on food for a grown a*s male adult

That's less then 2.50 a day



Riding for a man who spent his entire career telling other men how to live.


while at the same time bi*ching about somebody telling another man how to live.

don't quote me.

imbecile.

 2 years ago '11        #25
Sin 2048 heat pts2048
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 BLOW said
Get the fu*k out of here telling another man how to live

With ur poverty numbers u posted

n*gga said 70 bucks a month on food for a grown a*s male adult

That's less then 2.50 a day



im not telling anyone how to live im only setting examples to show its possible

i probably ate today for under $5

breakfast
$3 at shoprite (last me a few weeks)

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lunch
50 cent an apples from aldi (i ate 5)

dinner
$7 at walmart (bag makes 2 meals)

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