#1 and #2 House Leader has decided it would be inappropriate for Representatives to accept their cost-of-living raise next year.
Ssshhh, they’ll still pocket this year’s $4,700 raise for a nice plump salary of $174,000. Oh, most honorable of them….my opinion of them has just increased at least…..OK, scratch that…..I was swept up in the moment. Having to vote down your automatic (unmerited) pay raise is not really that impressive when you have the power to stop that brand of fraud, waste, and abuse all together. I mean, who needs a salary when you can sweep money your way from lobbyists and sway legislation that directly benefits your rich husband.
I really thought there wasn’t anything in the Spending Bill that would benefit me….I was mistaken.
“$7 billion for extending broadband services” — WooHoo!!! Obama gonna buy me a mockingbird , a diamond ring an internet.
I also think it’s really smart to buy all those batteries.
“$30 billion for such initiatives as a new, smart power grid, advanced battery technology…”
After all, that is what one does before “catastrophes”. Has anybody seen the queue for beer and poptarts?
Recently (July 08), Michelle Obama speaks on the $600 stimulus checks:
“You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month. (i have a real ugly comment, here, that i’ll just keep to myself) Barack’s approach is that the short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check. And then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings.”
Bummer! With the proposed $500 “per worker” in the spending bill, I can’t even get a full pair of earrings this time around. I feel so cheated, so robbed! And you know what….it doesn’t even make me “feel good”.
Here’s the kicker:
According to the February 11, 2009, Conference Report on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Preliminary Overview “fact sheet” released by Office of Speaker (that be House Leader #1)
“There are no earmarks or pet projects.”
ROFL! Oh THAT’s golden!