A few days ago, House of Representatives member Jim Moran told us that he believes “the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid”. Now, either this man lost his calendar and thought April 5th was April Fool’s Day, or he’s one of the most ignorant assholes in Washington. Perhaps that ‘a’ in his last name should be replaced by an ‘o’.
“I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”
Considering how important you yourself describe your job as being, perhaps you jack asses should do something about the first part of that sentence. When the people who hired you don’t believe you are doing your job, it’s unlikely that they want to pay you more money. It makes absolutely no sense to pay someone more money for shoddy performance. Can you imagine what your boss would say if you were doing piss poor job and then complained about how you should make more money?
As the Washington Post reports, Congress has a near record-low approval rating, which isn’t really shocking. Neither is the proposed amendment to get these douche bags more money. A raise that you and I will be providing in an effort to help show our support to a group of terrible employees that should have been fired a long time ago.
Currently, Members of Congress make $174,000 a year, which sadly means “a lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington.” Meanwhile, I’m working my ass off to barely afford to live miserably in a fucked up house with two kids and a wife. If I was even making half of what he makes I’d be happier than Kirstie Alley at a buffet.
I understand that what these guys do is a big deal. The duties involved are not something to be taken lightly. However, what our poverty stricken congressman should know is that he makes nearly double the average household income in Washington, DC. Attempting to make us feel bad about the amount of money you make is a useless endeavor when those who pay your salaries don’t believe you’re doing the job we hired you for.
Employees, no matter their position or role responsibilities, should not be given a higher salary when their performance is so blatantly unacceptable to their supervisors. We are the supervisors, and they are in our employ. It’s time that we hold them to the same standards our own higher ups hold us to in our jobs. No raises. No special consideration. We don’t get it so why should you?
Besides, what you’re doing is a public service; you shouldn’t be paid a ridiculous amount of money. If you are seeking high compensation, go be a doctor. I highly doubt that the millions of teachers, policeman, firefighters, paramedics and military personnel would be able to side with the idea that you are underpaid. Those people are a hell of a lot more deserving than our government officials, and yet they continue to pay their taxes and struggle through life while the law makers and true rulers of this country argue with each other and take as much as they can from everyone else. It’s sickening and I can only hope that the people of this country finally pull their heads out of the asses of these lying tricksters who pose as helpers of a nation so they can ass rape it a little bit longer.
Update: After I wrote this, I found this article about Trey Gowdy completely destroying Jim Moran. He clearly understands just how stupid the idea of giving congress a raise is, and he’s part of it. Kudos to you Trey.
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