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Congress is the worst union of them all

June 10, 2012


Can anyone explain how the U.S. Congress is *NOT* a union? It’s widely understood that all Members are grossly overpaid. All Members’ salaries are consistent with a guaranteed minimum, and additional compensation based on seniority. Members can give themselves pay raises. Members receive grotesquely bloated retirement plans. Members receive the absolute best premium priority health […]

Republicans: They’re comedy gold

March 8, 2012


And now a selection from the “Things Republicans did today” report: Rick Santorum proposed that all single mothers applying for unemployment or Welfare must submit to a government-issued paternity test. Kansas  Republicans proposed a resolution that all women seeking an abortion, for any reason, must pay a supplemental tax on not only the procedure, but […]

While Americans suffer, Congress gets richer

November 2, 2011


Members of Congress had a collective net worth of more than $2 billion in 2010, more than a 25 percent increase over the 2008 total, according to an analysis of members’ financial disclosure forms. Nearly 90 percent of that increase is concentrated in the 50 richest Members of Congress.  The richest have most of the […]

My first 5 days as U.S. President

September 12, 2011


As your next President of the United States, before the end of my first five days in office, I will: Eliminate all incentives for outsourcing jobs & require the return a minimum of 66% of all jobs that have already been outsourced. Permanently eliminate the $106,800 cap on the Social Security tax. Permanently eliminate the […]

Republicans have ZERO JOBS PLANS (Source: GOP.GOV)

September 5, 2011


I keep hearing John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and a whole slew of second-and-third tier Republicans bashing the Obama jobs speech that will be delivered this Thursday by the President. Several of the GOP D-listers in Congress are trying to scoop some headline spotlight attention by declaring that they’ll boycott the speech because “America needs […]

Congress: Living fat off the hog

August 18, 2011


For those demanding proof of the $491,000 annual perks and benefits package that all members of Congress receive in addition to their average $186,375 salary: Health care benefits Vacation Premium retirement fund with hedge fund reinforcement Per Diem (at $272 per day) for every day Congress “does business” Annual 4% Cost of Living Increase All […]

Congress polls 2nd lowest approval rating in history

August 4, 2011


A poll to gauge the nation’s approval rating of the 112th U.S. Congress, conducted just after the announcement of this week’s debt ceiling agreement between President Obama and congressional leaders, finds approval of Congress falling to just 14 percent, down sharply from 26 percent in January. The new result represents the lowest congressional approval rating […]

The Congressional Reform Act of 2011

July 30, 2011


“We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts; not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – […]

Boehner & McConnell: What? Jobs? Who? US?!?!

July 19, 2011


“But instead of giving Americans what they want, Democratic leaders plan to use the last few days that lawmakers expect to spend in Washington this year focusing on everything EXCEPT creating jobs, which will cost us even more jobs. They’re wasting time with immigratio­n, a repeal of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a reorganiza­tion of […]

Congress’ insider trading: Just really good at ‘guessing’

June 21, 2011


If you haven’t found a reason to loathe and despise the flagrant hypocrisy and profiteering that literally personifies the United States Congress yet, then you simply aren’t looking.  In case you were under the foolish assumption that your elected officials run for elected office “to serve the greater good,” I’m about to – once again […]