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They wanted to sign it pony up local law puts everybody okay you get the picture Republican from Virginia has except that.
You're offered about any donations made to pay down the nation's debt whose name is Scott -- -- joins me now congressman.
Well -- I -- did news this morning about mr.
And well before his offer I've been contributing to a 15% of my salary.
Back to pay down the federal debt now look come up a thirty year businessman.
I'm under no illusion.
That that acted and of itself is going to have to fix our problems but.
I really believe in leadership by example.
A principal what I learned it to a -- silent along time ago.
So I knew for me it was a right thing to do -- to give back a portion of my sorry my service to to my country.
So you're getting 50% of your salary.
To go preparing to -- -- That's correct is -- -- don't know about 100 out okay.
Well -- 23000.
Out last year about 25000 or 26000 dollars.
This year and then it's it's part of a whole effort meal I've declined every congressional benefit I could decline.
Federal health insurance the retirement program the 403 B program which I think is overly generous.
I've got self imposed term limits of six terms if I had the privilege to serve.
That along I think we need people in Washington.
Who really have more about the sense of -- for George Washington approach to which is to serve and and go home.
I think far too many and both of both parties have seen as a is that as a career and I I don't I don't think that's good for our country.
Now have you heard anything from from Warren Buffett I mean this is he said he would match.
The such contributions on his own I think in the case of Mitch McConnell the senate.
Minority leader that he would even go three for one -- -- he donated well any any word from.
Well we haven't heard back yet but I'm sure -- mr.
Buffett's -- -- -- -- word and he certainly has the capacity doesn't need to.
To fulfill his commitment so we did write him a letter it was a short letter and -- in that letter.
I really applauded mr.
Buffett for meaning gauged in this whole.
Debate and I I think that every American this is an all hands on deck moment for America.
And I think it's good that an important -- every American is informed understands the issues and whether I agree with them or not.
You know comes into the -- public forum.
And then we hear from.
Well good free if you put your money quite literally do not -- congress and thank you very much.
Thank you --
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