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As if the historically low 17 percent approval rating of Congress wasn’t low enough, certain members of congress seem to want to get this even lower.
Despite unemployment rates that have hovered just below double digits for a very long time, record foreclosures and a stagnant economy that can’t get moving, some members of congress are whining about their low paychecks. I am not kidding. Does it infuriate you??
Even though members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year, get a month off for summer, weeks off for the holiday season, paid travel, excellent health care and plenty of under the table lobbyists perks, these spoiled idiots are saying they are not being paid enough. All while trying to cut spending and put decent government workers out of job.
First up, we have Republican idiot Steve Southerland from Florida. Speaking to a retirement community in Tallahassee, the freshman congressman complained about some of the parts of his new job. He claimed that his salary is not so much because of the amount of hours he puts in. He said there was no instant pensions or free health insurance. Yeah, none of us “normal” folks get that either, jackass.
“And by the way, did I mention? They’re shooting at us. There is law-enforcement security in this room right now, and why is that?” Southerland told about 125 people in an auditorium at the Westminster Oaks retirement community.
“If you think this job pays too much, with those kinds of risks and cutting me off from my family business, I’ll just tell you: This job don’t mean that much to me. I had a good life in Panama City,” Southerland whined.”…He added that ‘if you took the hours that I work and divided it into my pay,’ the $174,000 salary would not seem so high.”
Southerland was a funeral home director before he became a congressman, making about $90,000 a year.
Rep. Sean Duffy from Wisconsin (remember the state that complained teachers’ salaries were too high????????) also complained about his paycheck a few months ago. He said it was a “struggle” to pay his mortgage and student loans with his congressional salary. “At this point, I’m not living high on the hog,” Duffy, a father of six, said.
Sorry, Mr. Duffy, but I don’t feel sorry for you at all. Buy a freakin smaller house. Use birth control. That is the same bullshit you as a Republican would tell a mother when you cut off her food stamps.
It is not only Republicans that whine though. Linda Sanchez, a Democrat from California, told MSNBC last spring that she was living “paycheck to paycheck.” Wow, these people need to budget a little better. You make more than four times what my husband and me make together.
You stupid lawmakers always have the nerve to tell us to cut out expenses. Really? If you can’t make it at six figures, what the hell else can I cut?