I cannot believe this, I really can’t. What an arrogant bunch of thieves. They are THIEVES. And they should resolve to take NO money during 2009. They should have to give back every dime they got for 2008. They are incompetent! I am to the point that I wish each and every one of them would be removed and we could just start over. This is just an OUTRAGE.
If I had $4,700, I could pay off all my bills and have some left over. And they each receive over $174,000 per year already. I think Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama kept getting paid and they haven’t darkened the doors for two years probably. I read that Hillary is right now receiving her salary, and Rahm Emanuel has not resigned either. Obama resigned but who knows, he may be receiving a salary right now as well. He resigned, but I am sure it was only because they wanted to get someone appointed in his place before Christmas. And Joe Biden, I forgot about him.
I don’t care if it didn’t take a specific act, just makes it worse. They should specifically turn it down.
“As lawmakers make a big show of forcing auto executives to accept just $1 a year in salary, they are quietly raiding the vault for their own personal gain,” said Daniel O’Connell, chairman of The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a non-partisan group. “This money would be much better spent helping the millions of seniors who are living below the poverty line and struggling to keep their heat on this winter.”
I’ll have to say that at least Rod Blagojevich put it right out front — he wanted money. Is everybody dishonest? Is everybody greedy? Have they no shame? I hope Blago does not resign and takes it to trial. Let it all come out.