Friday, December 19, 2008

Hey, You Re-Elected These

bastards.

6 comments:

Aerin said...

So at first I thought - oh, heck, come on, a pay raise isn't going to hurt anything.

Then I saw that Pelosi makes 200K+.

I know we live in a capitalist society but - holy cow. How much money does a person need to live?

I keep thinking, oh, if we just made $25K more (which still doesn't put us in six-figure income bracket), life would be fine (and that $25K is to cover my son's autism treatments).

oops, did I digress into ranting? sorry 'bout that....

blogless troll said...

Aerin, it gets worse when you realize that just about every member of the Senate is a millionaire and so are many of the House members. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that. And I think lawmakers should be paid for their public service (that $6/day figure sounds good to me). But then you factor in that these bozos' unwillingness/lack of ability to do their job is one of the major reasons we are where we are...

Scott from Oregon said...

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Goldman_Sachs_tax_rate_drops_to_1218.html

Scott from Oregon said...
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Scott from Oregon said...

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Goldman_Sachs_tax_rate_drops_to_1218.html

blogless troll said...

There's plenty of criminal BS perpetrated by GSax to get angry about, but personally I don't blame them for this one.

However, Rep. Doggett is the perfect example of an asshat who doesn't deserve a raise. He spends much of his time trying to close these corporate tax loopholes, but he either purposefully fails to understand or is incapable of understanding that 35% and 38% tax brackets are what drives "evil corporations" offshore in the first place.