Ohhhh boy… I hope you folks are sitting down at home sipping some relaxing tea because this one is going to blow your mind.
I was scrolling through the news this morning and I found an article that I thought was a joke.
It HAD to be a joke.
However on further reading, I found out it was sadly very real.
You all know Congress right? Those rich people who sit around all day deciding what laws people like you and I have to follow, but are somehow exempt themselves?
You know the ones whos 50th richest member in 2014 had a net worth of $7.4 MILLION DOLLARS (#1 Richest at $357 Million)
You know the ones who get salaries of $174,000 a year plus benefits – and boy are there benefits…
Yeah, those guys.
Well they just asked … for a $4,500 RAISE!
“There is strong bipartisan support for these modest inflation adjustments,” said Evan Hollander, a spokesperson for the House Appropriations Committee”
They want a “modest” raise of almost $5,000 from who exactly?
Oh thats right, from you and me the taxpayer…
Let me ask you this – do you make $174,000 a year?
I’ll tell you one thing, I sure don’t make $174k a year, not even close!
“Instead of writing a budget or reforming our bankrupt entitlement programs, House Democrats are angling for a pay raise. These jokers couldn’t hold down a summer job at Dairy Queen pulling this kinda crap,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said in a statement on Tuesday.” -The Hill
Thank you Senator, finally someone with some common sense!
He sums this whole fiasco up perfectly. Instead of fixing the major issues at play with our budgets, they are focusing on increasing their already high salaries.
I say NO WAY!
Here’s the icing on the cake. They are justifying this by saying, we aren’t “ACTUALLY” raising our salary ourselves, we just “AREN’T BLOCKING” an automatic raise.
Ooohh…well excuse me!!
By all means then , go ahead and take all you want!
(That’s a joke by the way.)
I don’t know about you folks but this just seems crazy to me.
President Trump gave up his salary because he knows he’s got plenty of money already and he’s not in this to make himself money.
What do you think?
Comment on the Facebook post and let us know if you agree with House Democrats that they should get a raise on top of their $174k/yr from your tax dollars.
Or if you’ve got something else you’d rather say to them… be our guest!