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The U.S. Congress is despicable

The United State Congress is overwhelmingly occupied with parasitic, reprobates without an ounce of human decency.  In the midst of a severe recession, brought on and worsened by, their lust for power and control, Congress has voted to give themselves a raise.

From The Hill dot com:

A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.

Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it.

“As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they are quietly raiding the vault for their own personal gain,” said Daniel O’Connell, chairman of The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a non-partisan group. “This money would be much better spent helping the millions of seniors who are living below the poverty line and struggling to keep their heat on this winter.”

Possible justifications for the congressional pay raise are:

  1. Having approval ratings lower than an extremely unpopular president,
  2. Looting and bankrupting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack,
  3. Destroying and nationalizing the mortgage, finance and banking industries,
  4. Conducting show trials of auto executives.

Or perhaps their raise was one big slap on the back for undermining a wartime president and doing their utmost to inflate the body count of American soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Whatever the  reason or combination thereof, the United States Congress has shown themselves to be lacking any shred of shame or decency.

“A pox on both their houses!”

God help us!

Crippy’s World

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