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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Congress Does Not Work For You

Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise

The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation.

In the meantime ...

The Patriot act is left in limbo and making the tax cuts permanent is left untouched, a spending cut is enacted for once but the Democrats are dissenting (why? It's an entitlement program, and something to use for the '06 election).

$165,200 a year isn't half bad, maybe I should run for office. Thats almost 7 times what I make working long hours, and I don't get all the vacation time they are getting either. Maybe some 'special interest' lobbyist will come offer me a vacation trip or a car or something to vote their way ... then I can use my raise to pay bills ... oh yeah ... the electric company lobbies them also.

The funny thing is there have been only 2 issues that have brought the 2 sides together.

1. 403-3 vote to NOT pull out of Iraq ... this coming after many Democrats have cried out in the media for an immediate withdrawl. Could it be that they hope to gain votes from those listening to their lies in the media, and also votes from those that would rather look at their voting record? I mean God forbid that people today actually listen AND look into what they're being fed by these politicians.

2. Giving themselves a raise, then going on a 2 week vacation.

Both sides of the aisle are there working for themselves and the 'special interest' lobbyists, it just seems that at least SOME of the Republicans are like us and their 'special interest' lobbyist are apparently too.

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Update:

Taking bribes ?

Need I say more?

And don''t think for a moment that Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is the only one.

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