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Duncan Sends Back $200,000

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) sent 15.2 percent of his congressional office budget – or around $200,000 – back to the U.S. Treasury during the most recent fiscal year. The second-term lawmaker says he wants the government to apply these funds to its $16.5 trillion debt. (Good luck with that…

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) sent 15.2 percent of his congressional office budget – or around $200,000 – back to the U.S. Treasury during the most recent fiscal year. The second-term lawmaker says he wants the government to apply these funds to its $16.5 trillion debt.

(Good luck with that …)

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I try to run this office the same way I ran my small business,” Duncan said. “It’s important to apply to our Congressional Office the same common sense principles that we all use to manage our homes and our businesses. If the entire federal government did that, we wouldn’t be $16.5 trillion in debt.”

That’s true …

Duncan has sent money back to the Treasury both years he’s been in Washington, D.C. – over and on top of the 11 percent reduction in congressional office budgets in FY 2011 and 2012.

Good for him … this money obviously isn’t going to move the needle in a $3.6 trillion budget, but it’s the principle that matters. Not only is Duncan voting in a manner consistent with the best interests of taxpayers, he is being a good steward of the limited amount of tax dollars under his direct control.

“By operating within a budget, my office was able to cut spending again this year,” said Duncan.“Our country’s balance sheet shows what happens when we fail to live within our means. It’s been 1387 days since the Senate has passed a budget. During that time the national debt has increased by trillions of dollars. If individuals, families, and businesses can all use budgets to balance spending, why can’t the federal government?”

Again … good question.

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28 comments

Gillon February 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Big deal. He’s giving taxpayers’ money back to the taxpayers. When he turns down the next congressional pay raise that will add to his already bloated $174,000 annual salary (and it costs him money personally), then we’ll know that he’s really serious about sacrificing for a balanced budget.

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Gillon February 18, 2013 at 10:48 am

Big deal. He’s giving taxpayers’ money back to the taxpayers. When he turns down the next congressional pay raise that will add to his already bloated $174,000 annual salary (and it costs him money personally), then we’ll know that he’s really serious about sacrificing for a balanced budget.

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Jenny W. Hilton February 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

He took a page right out of Sanford’s playbook.

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south mauldin February 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Which page? Because that book only has two pages. The page where he voted against everything in Congress and vetoed everything as Governor, or the page where he lied to the citizens of this state and screwed over his family? He’s a worthless piece of crap who hates big government unless it will give him a job and some first class plane tickets.

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Jenny W. Hilton February 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

He took a page right out of Sanford’s playbook.

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south mauldin February 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Which page? Because that book only has two pages. The page where he voted against everything in Congress and vetoed everything as Governor, or the page where he lied to the citizens of this state and screwed over his family? He’s a worthless piece of crap who hates big government unless it will give him a job and some first class plane tickets.

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Maggie Mae February 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Jeff Duncan is such a joke as a congressman – he and Lindsey Graham need to just go away.

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Maggie Mae February 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Jeff Duncan is such a joke as a congressman – he and Lindsey Graham need to just go away.

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fred February 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

What a clown this guy is. He sure is kissin somebody’s butt to get on track for duhmint’s seat!!! He forgets that running his small business aka reposing houses and selling off foreclosures, and getting money from the government are entirely different.

Still thinks he is a clumson football star, which of course he never was, buts lies about his “playin days” under Danny Ford. This liar never got a jersey for goodness sakes. A REAL JACKASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fred February 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

What a clown this guy is. He sure is kissin somebody’s butt to get on track for duhmint’s seat!!! He forgets that running his small business aka reposing houses and selling off foreclosures, and getting money from the government are entirely different.

Still thinks he is a clumson football star, which of course he never was, buts lies about his “playin days” under Danny Ford. This liar never got a jersey for goodness sakes. A REAL JACKASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Vanguard16 February 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Government is not a business and cannot be run like one!

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Vanguard16 February 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Government is not a business and cannot be run like one!

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matt February 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Paying staff shitty salaries to return money to the treasury…you get what you pay for SC-03…good luck with quality constituent services folks! You’d better call Senator Graham’s office with your needs…Graham’s team is the best!

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matt February 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Paying staff shitty salaries to return money to the treasury…you get what you pay for SC-03…good luck with quality constituent services folks! You’d better call Senator Graham’s office with your needs…Graham’s team is the best!

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Yeah but... February 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

The only thing this does is make a headline. The real shame is making his staff work for the mere peanuts. They are the ones suffering. A REGULAR staff assistant’s pay in DC is laughable…one with a cut salary is just cruel.

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Eli Jackson February 22, 2013 at 4:13 am

pfffttt, they deserve less, they dont do no real work they dont deserve my damn money

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Yeah but... February 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

The only thing this does is make a headline. The real shame is making his staff work for the mere peanuts. They are the ones suffering. A REGULAR staff assistant’s pay in DC is laughable…one with a cut salary is just cruel.

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Eli Odell Jackson February 22, 2013 at 3:13 am

pfffttt, they deserve less, they dont do no real work they dont deserve my damn money

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pcinsc February 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

and is Duncan still using FEHBP ?

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pcinsc February 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm

and is Duncan still using FEHBP ?

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upstate islander February 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

All show! Flew back home to SC instead of staying in Washington to work(hahahaha) on the sequester. even tweeted while changing planes in Atlanta…..what a rube!

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Eli Jackson February 22, 2013 at 4:14 am

do we want our politicians to run off to yankeedom and never come back?

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upstate islander February 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

All show! Flew back home to SC instead of staying in Washington to work(hahahaha) on the sequester. even tweeted while changing planes in Atlanta…..what a rube!

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Eli Odell Jackson February 22, 2013 at 3:14 am

do we want our politicians to run off to yankeedom and never come back?

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dm10ae February 20, 2013 at 5:15 am

Cut all federal workers pay and let them use a health plan similar to Medicare. Obamacare ha!!!!!! a joke- a tax burden no one can afford. Let all politicians have a retirement system similar to Social Security, even state politicians. No $400000 salary for ex presidents, no secret service protection for life, no huge fund for his library. Privatize the USPS. Have locked mail boxes similar to trailer parks placed at places easily accessible-unless disabled or elderly.

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dm10ae February 20, 2013 at 4:15 am

Cut all federal workers pay and let them use a health plan similar to Medicare. Obamacare ha!!!!!! a joke- a tax burden no one can afford. Let all politicians have a retirement system similar to Social Security, even state politicians. No $400000 salary for ex presidents, no secret service protection for life, no huge fund for his library. Privatize the USPS. Have locked mail boxes similar to trailer parks placed at places easily accessible-unless disabled or elderly.

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Eli Jackson February 22, 2013 at 4:15 am

all y’all are hyper-negative nutcases, he done good, he done what he can and he done it well

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Eli Odell Jackson February 22, 2013 at 3:15 am

all y’all are hyper-negative nutcases, he done good, he done what he can and he done it well

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