…nevermind. I need to watch my mouth. Anyways, this is pretty much the same thing:
In a rare, self-congratulatory moment the members of Congress took time away from their busy schedules of fighting terrorism, fighting poverty, saving the earth, and other noble endeavors to begin the approval process of granting themselves a pay raise. Minority Whip, Roy Blunt (wow, that could be a porno movie title and a stage name!) says that they need to keep pace with inflation. Get a clue, Roy: stop spending money faster than it can be printed, hell, turn off the goddamned printing press!
Yahoo! News reports that:
Most members support the pay raise as a means of retaining experienced lawmakers and of making sure that Congress is not simply dominated by wealthy people.
Now, feel free to call me naïve, but COLAs for people who are already in at least the 95th percentile seems like a pretty lousy way to make sure that Congress isn’t dominated by wealthy people. In fact, it seems downright mittens-safety-pinned-to-your- jacket-even-in-the-summer-wearing-a-helmet retarded.
BTW, the punchline is, “Because they can!” ROFL!