Congressman Tells Audience It's 'Bullcrap' That His Constituents Pay His Salary
So much for representative democracy! This congressman, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), told his townhall audience that none of them (his constituents) pay his congressional salary. He said, "You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to, through my company, to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go." Even if he does pay a lot of taxes, he needs to remember that he is not his own boss in Congress; the people are. Otherwise, we depart from the notion of a republic and head towards an oligarchy.