Is the future of $130,00 representation fund per Congressman being proposed?

This is a rumor tricking down to Kolonia from Palikir. Any credibility to this rumor? Can anybody in the know share? Thanks. Just curious.


  • Mark, don't you need a "0" somewhere in the amount, like after the last two zeros? Or is this the new exchange rate in Palikir? So you guys still want Chuuk to remain in your Federation while you are thinking of raising your representation fund?
  • Taxi, yes, I meant to write $130,000. It's a big money given the number of officials to receive it just before the upcoming election. While I don't make judgement on officials' decisions, I wish some of it could, instead, be added to the Trust Fund or given to the states that are in need of funds to pay for teachers, health care workers, roads upgrades, etc. Can the FSM PIO provide an update? Just some thoughts.
  • I hope this a joke.
  • joke or no joke, if Congress wants this, it will pass. The low information voters will follow the lead of these swamp guardians and leaders (congress) and It will take an earth smashing sunami (push back) by the general public to make some ripples in the swamp.
  • this is old ppl come in here and make small noises...go to the streets of Palikir and do a protest instead...this forum is not taken seriously anymore
  • Same style took place at the RMI just last year, from president to sanetors, each increased salary up to $$1500 each sanetor and even more to the upper ups!..this is a pattern that can be seen, every time RMI make a move, alaways!, never missed, the FSM will follow at the same sequence, same fucken idea!.. something is going on ! for real!!, them politican man have becom mobster like attitude and actions and itr clear by them being lawlessly corrupting the law of the land, the constitution?..and they think they the smartest ppl on earth they can fool the human race?.. Foools!!
  • Taxi, if this is true, I see more reasons why the federation needs to split up. You and your cohorts are right: the national government's rape of our future will not stop.
  • $130k is not enough, they should increase it to $1 million each. Party like rock stars!
  • When is enough not enough?
  • edited June 2018
    Let us work together to find remedies or ways to stop the corrupt activities in the congress....
  • Yes, the $130,000 representation fund is now approved. Given that the next election is less than a year away, it will be easy for the incumbents to dish out $500 or more to constituents without difficulty. You're already seeing it--$500 free money/allowance too those going to PI for referral and other examples.

    Because of this free war chest money from the government to the incumbents, any new aspiring politicians will be facing uphill battles--by having to use their own funds or borrow money from friends, relatives or banks. I guess that's how it goes.
  • Would hurt like hell if they were all replaced by their constituents and the newbies get to enjoy the new salary. Time to replace them? Maybe.
  • Taxi-Womw,

    Does not Chuuk have control of Congress with the number of senators representing the state? And did not history testify to the gross misuse of public funds in Chuuk? Are you not twisting facts to brainwash good people of Chuu k to believe the FSM National Government is to blame for all the problems facing Chuuk, when in reality it is s the Chuukese who are screwing themselves?

    Chuukes are smart people, and that is one reason many of Chuuk's seasoned leaders do not support the independence movement because they know what is being proposed is not realistically viable.
  • $130,000 is how much the current U.S. president paid to a porn star named Stormy Daniels to keep her silent about their extramarital "intimate relationship."

    Good to know that FSM congressman can now afford to do the same.
  • So now they give the people a raise also? Don’t be hypocrites Congress. Too late for that.
  • In addition to the representation funds, the Congressmen also received a huge salary, committee expense funds, travel funds and like the Iranian President said, a "mother of all public project funds" that have been abused for many years. If you add up all the figures, you are talking about more than a million dollars for each Congressman. These are rich duds. Taxi Womw, what is the assurance that the same people in Congress will not come down to Chuuk and do the same as they do at the national government? If you give me assurance, I will go with separation. But it is true that this is one of the reasons Chuuk State is frustrated and wanted to separate from the FSM due to the abuse of public funds.
  • C'mon, you are kidding! $130K is not even enough...
  • yes, and legal, they are the law....what you can do is keep on wining.....
  • Error check your spelling. Wining is not a word in this context fool.
  • This money thing with our Congressman and the likes is contagious. From the outside we tend to go against it. But, once elected, it puts a stop to all the oppositions. Has anyone that got elected went against this use of public funds?
  • n-b-d....u got my point. even "u" is not a word, but you got my point....if u are so uplifted by a simple grammer mistake, why not use it to defray the surging tide of the rep fund meddling? I already told you all, good luck on your efforts, this thrad is meaningless...the most meaningful thing you can accomplish whining....
  • It’s important to say it properly. Otherwise the reader will not follow your point.
  • @FactsMatter. That is funny! The standard pay scale chart used by our congress????? lol!!!
  • Better standard of living for some but some remain as is. smh
  • Error, btw, it’s grammar and not grammer. Please don’t dumb up the conversations. That’s porn stars role.
  • ok2, wtf....chill
  • Congress is heaven on earth as if you don't know.
  • Trump is sooooo woried and worked up he has been raising funds for 2020 election. Hahahaha

    From Politico: President Donald Trump’s campaign has stockpiled $33 million in his campaign account two-and-a-half years before the next presidential election, new disclosures show, and businesses linked to both the president and his campaign manager Brad Parscale are benefiting from Trump’s early efforts to build a large reelection campaign.

    2020 here come MAGA....Again
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