More Congressional Fail: Elected Officials Think They Are Underpaid

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Meanwhile, back in reality … someone figure out how to do this. Please? 

It’s no secret that our U.S. Congress is full of more talking heads than Jeff Dunham’s closet. In fact, with a national record worst approval rating of nine percent, it’s a miracle they are still employed (but then again, that shows you how stupid voters are believing commercials, but that’s another story).

Earlier this year, we covered a report that came out about the U.S. Congress and Senate — they are mostly millionaires.

According to the Center of Responsive Politics (via USA Today), 48 percent of these elected officials sworn to vote on behalf of our good conscience (not theirs, whatevs), are millionaires. Now understand, they get paid — about $174,000. Not bad, right? Yet nearly half of them don’t drive their own car, don’t pay rent in their own home and rarely buy their own food.

And now, it gets even worse. These fools think they are underpaid…

Meet U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA).

Congressman Schmucko here was being interviewed by government insider publication Roll Call last week, and he was feeling particularly elitist based on his aforementioned paltry salary and perk-filled lifestyle. That notwithstanding, Jimbo thinks members of Congress are “underpaid” and can’t afford to “live decently” in Washington.

Open up mouth, insert foot, gag uncontrollably in 3 … 2 … 1…

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran said. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world … Our pay has been frozen for three years and we’re planning on freezing it a fourth year. … A lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington.”

congress minimum wageHe then goes on to share that he will introduce an amendment to fix the problem during debate over the Legislative Branch bill. Just so you know, despite foregoing the scheduled $2,800 cost-of-living increase this year, lawmakers still earn more than three times the U.S. median household income of $53,046 listed by the Census Bureau.

And the amount of people who sympathize with this twit, raise your hand. Anyone?

MEMO to Jimmy: Hey assclown, teachers are underpaid. Police are underpaid. The military is underpaid. You fools are so overpaid it’s comical and if you worked for a real “board of directors,” you would be shown the door faster than Justin Bieber at a nightclub.

Hey Pat and Vanna, this guy would like to buy a clue before he offends the other half of America.

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