Congress Gives Themselves a Raise

Because they gave away billions… no wait, over a trillion dollars of taxpayer’s money…

… because in order to approve %750 billion of it, they had to add $150 billion in pork…

… because they pressured banks to lend money to people to buy houses they couldn’t afford…

… because the same people like Barney Frank who helped cause this mess are now charged with trying to fix it so that they can cover up their mistakes…

… because all this inflated the dollar against other countries…

… because all this ruptured the economy to that our 401(k)s are now worth only 101(k)…

… because our national debt has so many digits now, the numbers no longer fit on the national debt clock…

… because a single individual can perpetrate a %50 billion ponzi scheme under the nose of the SEC…

… because they have a 9% approval rating because they focused instead on congressional hearings about steroid use in baseball …

… Congress decided to give themselves a raise. Job well done, guys. You totally defined “hubris” in a grand way.

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Protesting Jobs That Are Better Than Yours

Let’s say you’re a union (United Food and Commercial Workers, UFCW) and you’re upset about the low wages Wal-Mart pays. Let’s also say that since none of your union is interesting in picketing, that you decide to hire non-union temporary workers to picket for you in the 104°F heat. Good idea? I think not.

Wal-Mart employees: Average $10.17/hour plus insurance and 401(k). Plus air conditioning.
Temporary picketers: $6/hour, no benefits, heatstroke.

Seems to me it would make sense to stop picketing and go inside Wal-Mart and see if they have any jobs available.