And now, for some secular chumploafs!

We interrupt our live coverage of the Bishops of the Episcopal Church making asses of themselves in order to bring you….

The members of the Unites States Congress making asses of themselves! 

TWICE! 

I actually got a raise last year.  A pretty nice one, too.  Unfortunately, our company health insurance premiums went up so much that the Board of Directors put a cap on health care costs and we now have to pay the difference out of pocket.  It worked out rather neatly that the per-paycheck deduction is about the same as the per-paycheck increase I’d gotten from my raise.  So my pay stayed level, and with inflation, I’m actually making less!  And I’m a technology professional and a salaried manager.

And what about our brave congresscritters?  They themselves have seen over $35,000 in pay increases since the last time they raised the minimum wage in 1997.  Did I mention that their healthcare is free?

I can’t find the quote online, but NPR had one Republican congresstroll actually saying — into a microphone!! — that people should get better, non-minimum-wage jobs.  Stupid poor people, CHOOSING low wage jobs!  Get with the program, losers!
Though I promised a thoroughly secular post, one does have to wonder:  WWJD?

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5 Responses to “And now, for some secular chumploafs!”

  1. midniter Says:

    The sad truth is that I’ve been receiving more from unemployment than I would be if I were out there working a minimum wage job.

  2. Yosef Says:

    …people should get better, non-minimum-wage jobs.

    But then all the messicans will have to come over the border illegally to work the minimum wage jobs.

    Lou Dobbs actually had a rant on this. Are you proud to be in agreement with Lou Dobbs?

  3. Res Publica Says:

    Why does Res Publica hate America???

  4. Chuckles Says:

    The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) would be the seventh straight for members of the House and Senate. Lawmakers easily squelched an attempt by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, to get a direct vote to block the increase, which is automatically awarded unless lawmakers vote to block it.

    In the early days of GOP control of Congress, lawmakers routinely denied themselves the annual COLA.

    I love irony and hypocrisy. Let it be mandated throughout this land, our land your land, that the Houses of Congress shall the only ones who deserve a living wage and that all those citizens that work for a living should just go find better paying jobs and stop being so god damn whiny. Don’t you see that we have to work for 3 weeks out every 4? Do you know how hard it is being incompetent fuckwits for weeks on end? This shit is really tough! Plus, paying off all of our mistresses and boytoys takes a lot of cash! I am trying to make myself look like a good member of the party of morals and that isn’t cheap for me!

  5. Kevin Wolf Says:

    Yet more proof that the asslards who get elected through the use of corporate money, while saving their trust funds and other millions for themselves, don’t have any fucking idea what goes on in the lives of the people they “serve.”

    Hey – what’s the price of a gallon of gas up to?

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