The US Congress has become the largest sector of the entitlement class in this nation.
This uber-rich elitist hypocrite of the elected class is completely and willfully ignorant of the fact her office and those of the others in Congress were NOT designed to be full time jobs, let alone a lifelong career. And don’t even try to argue it’s really a part time job. NOT at those wages, perks, expense accounts, and lifetime benefits. Congress was originally intended only to meet just a few times a year … and then go back to their homes, businesses, farms, and jobs, living day-to-day and personally among the district(s) they represented.
(The Hill) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers’ jobs.
“I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”
The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing for ways to absorb them with minimum damage to programs and personnel.
Pelosi, whose husband is a wealthy real-estate developer, was quick to note that a cut in her own pay would be far less significant than that for both staffers and less wealthy members of Congress.
“It’s a hard question to ask me because most of my colleagues are the breadwinners in their families,” she said. “A pay cut to me doesn’t mean as much.”
She also emphasized that Congress should do everything it can to preclude such decisions by preventing the sequester cuts from taking effect at all.
“A sequester should be out of the question,” she said.
For the last four years businesses, industries, employers have had to layoff staff, cut benefits and wages in order to keep up with the floundering economy and uncertainty. In the last few months, since the November election, this has increased with employees’ hours being reduced to the new HHS and IRS adjusted “full time” status to avoid the ramifications to employers with ObamaCare.
Yet, Nancy Pelosi has the audacity to speak of dignity because the US Congress, whose job has become confiscating more and more of our money in order to spend it the way they want it spent, could be looking at pay cuts? Woman, you work for us. We do not work for you. Lastly, if Pelosi is so concerned a seat in the US Congress is a position of a family breadwinner’s than, perhaps, this 1% elitist should not run for re-election and allow somebody with far less income run to fill it.
Dignity? Dignity, Mz. Pelosi? I hate to inform you that many Americans fail to see anything dignified about the US Congress these days, given they rate cockroaches higher than you and your comrades.