Amidst Spending Cuts And Sequestration, Congress Awards Bonuses [POLL]
This would have made a great WTF Wednesday piece, but I just saw it today.
America, financially, is in a mess right now but that's not stopping our representatives from spending more money.
We're cutting services (you can't even take a tour of the White House right now....), military budgets are being cut (soldiers are doing without some necessities and/or going into battle ill equipped!?!?) and there's about a zillion other problems facing us. Don't worry though, our reps and they're staffs are doing ok!
Check out how much these bozos cost us every year.
I'm all for people earning a good living and for hard work being rewarded but, c'mon!!
I love the way Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) put it. He said that;
he only gives bonuses if there is “money left over” at the end of the year.
Programs and funding are being cut left and right.
We're 16 trillion dollars in debt.
Where is this "left over money" coming from?
I think the cuts should start with the big guys, what do you think?