My Gracious! Is anyone watching the store while the thieves are allowed to plunder our nation's monetary coffers?
I am in firm belief that we need to just remove all our congressional leaders from office. Those people are just so out of touch with reality it is ri-damn-diculous.
"According to the Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group that pores over congressional expense data, top salaries go to chiefs of staff, who earn around $120,000 a year. But farther down the pay scale, the group says the average salary for a communications director is about $58,000; schedulers average about $41,000 and staff assistants bring in about $30,000 a year."
Now my rant as follows:
These folks are on salary; meaning they are there to work either 10 or 100 hrs kinda like our military men or women. If these folks are not making enough money shouldn't they either look for another job just like the rest of Americans or their bosses raise their annual salaries to match or near match competitors? HELL last time I worked 12 hours on and 12 hours off for months on end; I did not get a nice bonus tucked into my paycheck. As a matter of freaking fact; paychecks would have been delayed for military men and women because our politicians can not pass an annual budget on time.
Another cause for concern. Military retirement benefits are on the chopping board again as well as health care premiums for retirees. I guess it is easy to cut from the life blood of our military working man/woman instead of cutting the fat from legislative arses first. I am sure without some Senators or Representatives running around pandering to big business; our American way of life would be in jepardy right?
Think of this ya'll; those Navy Seals who went and hunted down Bin Laden in a foreign country make approximately 60K annually if they are E6s with about 8-15 years of active duty. Our leaders earn three times as much in annual pay not including benefits; and here is the kicker. Those Seals will be denied access to care if they retire in 10 or 15 years (only to get 40% of their base pay as a retirement plan at age 57) if Congress gets their way. Because our Congressional leaders are so busy scratching their own behinds; they fail to realize our men and women give their bodies and souls to serve.
Then again, I wager to think our legislative branch feels they're in harm's way since they have to deal with occassional paper cut or overtime. GEESH Give me a break! Hell, I am willing to do any of their job for half of their salary. Seriously, doesn't 80K a year sound really good to you. I would not even ask for any of those perks either.
Grrrrrrrrr, so sick of the bull crap!
Steps off milk crate hands back the microphone.