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Old 10-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #41
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John Boehner says he'll stay until replacement is chosen - Washington Times
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:48 AM   #42
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+1 that is exactly what I thought also

However, he still might have the 'retired in place' attitude. you know, Presenteeism https://hbr.org/2004/10/presenteeism...out-of-it/ar/1
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+1 that is exactly what I thought also

However, he still might have the 'retired in place' attitude. you know, Presenteeism https://hbr.org/2004/10/presenteeism...out-of-it/ar/1

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Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism isn’t always apparent. You know when someone doesn’t show up for work, but you often can’t tell when—or how much—illness or a medical condition hinders someone’s performance.
I hope that Speaker Boehner's presenteeism is not due to his having a medical condition or illness but rather just being sick of herding cats up on the hill.

Perhaps someone can explain to me something that I don't understand though... and I'm not trying to be political here but if his resignation was sufficient to rally support for the budget impasse why can't he at the same time use the same house support to address the debt ceiling before it becomes a crisis, the highway bill, etc... all the things that will becomes crises in the next six months?
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:12 AM   #44
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The political talking heads reporting that any US citizen can be elected to this position, does not have to be a current member of congress ? The were actually talking about returning Gingrich.

How much does it pay ?

I'm in !!!!!

The perks are ok, the former speaker from CA , commuted weekly on a gov. owned 757 .

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Too bad about the citizenship reqmt. I think President Putin might enjoy the work, it would keep him busy and away from other issues, and maybe the dose of humility would prove useful on a personal level. Regardless, I'm sure Mr Boehner is pulling out all the stops to find a replacement ASAP.
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While I think Rep. Ryan would be a great choice... I think he is smart to try to stay out of the fray.... I'm not sure how long he can resist though.

I don't understand why they can get together 220 moderate House members from both parties, elect a Speaker and get some things done.

They could then listen to the 50 or so on the far left and 50 or so on the far right but ignore them where they need to. They'll squeal like babies, but so what... we have serious problems and need to get things done.
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The political talking heads reporting that any US citizen can be elected to this position, does not have to be a current member of congress ? The were actually talking about returning Gingrich.

How much does it pay ?
It pays $223,500 which is WAY too much IMO.
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Just a friendly reminder to AVOID POLITICS.

Retirement discussion is ok. What the Congress will do is politics.

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It pays $223,500 which is WAY too much IMO.
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No way... not way too much at all. First, Speaker is only $76,500 over what a plain member of the House makes (I assume that the Speaker does not get both) so that is not much given the additional hassle factor even after the benefits of the position.

While I know I am in the minority I have no kibble with any of these salaries... in many cases these people are foregoing much more lucrative careers in corporate America that would pay much more and having spent some time in DC I know they work pretty hard and have long days when they are in DC.

What befuddles me is how so many smart and talented people can collectively have such rotten outcomes but that is a whole different issue.

Edited to add.... oops, sorry saw your admonition after posting.
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Just a friendly reminder to AVOID POLITICS.

Retirement discussion is ok. What the Congress will do is politics.

Thank you.
Rodi, Thanks for the reminder to get back on the subject.

Sometimes just being a Lame Duck will re-invigorate someone in a tight spot " I will relax, cuz I can leave whenever I want " I am sure everyone has seen it, and some on this forum have lived it.
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