You know, while you and I and the rest of what is left of America have toothpick soup, members of Congress dine and just plain get fat. I am talking about SALARIES. You know the real truth about MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. They wanted to get elected for one reason, to make money, so they could get Money FAT. . At one time I had the utmost respect for our elected lawmakers. Not anymore, I compare most of them, not all of them, but most to a nice fresh warm cow pie, freshly deposited in my pasture, at least I get some decent return from the cow pie, it fertilizes my pasture. Members of congress, ain't worth zip, in my opinion, they are just fertilizing us with lies. What a shame, to what it once was.
(Huffington Post) Despite the economic recession and declining household wealth, the net wealth of members of Congress continues to rise, according to a Roll Call analysis of financial disclosure forms.
Members of the House and Senate have a collective net worth of $2.04 billion, up from $1.65 billion in 2008. The vast majority of the increase goes to the wealthiest members of Congress, who also account for most of Congress' net worth.
Members' net wealth may be much higher, however, since Roll Call only used the minimum valuation of assets in the range required by disclosure forms, and disclosure forms do not include non-income-producing assets, such as a personal residence.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) reported that his assets were worth at least $295 million. Much of his wealth comes from the money he earned in the car alarm business. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) wealth also increased from 2009 to 2010, from $21.7 million to $35.2 million. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all had multimillion-dollar net worths in 2010.
Federal Reserve data released in March showed Americans' household net worth declined 23 percent between 2007 and 2009 from $125,000 to $96,000, due to declining home equity (not included in congressional disclosure forms) and investments. Families also took on slightly more debt. Families in the top 10 percent of net worth saw smaller declines of 13 percent on average.
While you and I and the rest of Americans, struggle, the FAT CATS IN Washington, get fatter and fatter; do you think they give a crap about you and I, hell no they do not. I thought I would attempt to personally ask Plastic Women a question, so I dialed up her home office, (Nancy Pelosi, 202-225-4965 235 Cannon H.O.B.Washington D.C.) Some lady answered the phone, I asked to speak to with her Royal Highness, apparently, I was told that was not the correct way to address the Minority Leader. Anyway all I got was the old Potomac Two Step, I figured as much. So that tells you, these people who we send to Washington, forget how to be people themselves when they get to Washington. All they see is "How can they make Money". The More C Notes the better.
Thats about the size of it friends, we struggle to survive, they get fat in the wallet, why not, they make the laws that exempt them from laws that put us in jail. They have forgotten about the everyday person in America, the farmers, the police officer, the grocer, the truck driver, the people that make America what it has been, the politicians have forgotten about the everyday person. Remember the days not so far back, when you could walk into the office of your representative, and ask for him/her by name.
Those days are lost and gone forever. I am afraid that the best days of America are behind us as well. We have a President that has inflated our national debt to historic amounts. A President who rejects Israel, because of his Muslim beliefs. An American President, who at the very minute is depleting the American Military to sizes (troop reductions of over 200,00) unheard of in Modern times, in the face of the Chinese Military buildup to sizes of historic proportions.
If you do not believe me just do your homework, just google it.
That's about the size of it friends, now it is up to us how to figure out how to get the right person in Washington, that has the cajones to make things right. Good Luck....You have seen how transparent Obama has been.......
Until next time my friends.....God Bless and Walk Slow and Drink Lots of Water..