Since there’s been so much talk of ‘entitlements’ let’s look at that. Imagine having a job that pays $174,000 per year with spectacular benefits, and you only have to work 1/3rd of the year. During that 1/3rd of the year, all you have to do is impede progress. Your job is secure because you were elected into office and the taxpayers pay your salary.
The taxpayers which afford you a generous salary, are demonized by you as ‘lazy’ if they receive benefits from a necessary program.
Cue: Eric Cantor.
According to CBS Miami, House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the Congressional schedule for 2014 and your elected representatives will only work 113 days next year. According to the Huffington Post, the House worked 126 days this year, but only worked 107 in 2012.
Those poor hard workin’ summabitches. I don’t know how they can handle the hardship.
CBS Miami reports, “Breaking the numbers down further, members of the House of Representatives will make approximately $1,539.82 per day or, given an eight-hour work day, roughly $192.47 per hour.”
Add to that:
The Jobs Bill was not passed.
50 attempts to repeal/destroy Obamacare.
A Republican-led government shutdown which cost our economy $24 billion.
After the aforementioned is done, it’s ‘blame Obama’ time.
Now imagine that you did all of the above in a different job. You would be fired.
Get out the vote in 2014.
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