Totally Unacceptable Government

by fmhilton

As I type this, the hours to the ‘sequester’ are moving quickly to Friday, when it becomes unavoidable.

(In case you’re not aware of what this means-just think ‘massive shutdowns of everything important‘ and you get the idea.)

There is no consensus on any kind of budget in Washington. Everyone is hollering, complaining, assigning blame and pointing fingers at one another.

These people in Washington have had over 5 years to fix this problem of the budget. They’ve had hundreds of hours to sit down and do deals with one another. So far, they haven’t. They won’t, either. They’re playing at being egotistical airheads, and giving a damned good performance.

For all of that, we, the American people, will suffer from their pig-headed, stubborn insistence on doing nothing but blowing hot air across the land.

For this, we pay these people unbelievable amounts of money.

The current salary (2013) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.

Congress: Leadership Members’ Salary (2013)

Senate Leadership
Majority Party Leader – $193,400
Minority Party Leader – $193,400

House Leadership
Speaker of the House – $223,500
Majority Leader – $193,400
Minority Leader – $193,400

They’re not worth a penny. Not any of them. They’re hindering our country’s growth and progress for the sake of their over-inflated egos.

I saw a picture today on Facebook that pretty much sums up my feelings about this.

The first ones to go should be the people who started this messy ball of hot wax.

They’re overpaid, and over-indulged. They’re supposed to serve us, not the other way around.