Posts Tagged ‘Congressional Raises’

Politicians’ AIG Outrage Rings Hollow

March 17, 2009

I’m not sure what is more sickening, the audacity of AIG in the midst of near bankruptcy to pay out $165 million in bonuses, or the politicians in Washington falling all over themselves rushing to the podium to proclaim their outrage over such bonuses.

Where was their outrage when they were freely using taxpayer billions to bailout the mis-managed corporate money-grabbers?  Where was their outrage when they gladly accepted their automatic raises as a reward for leading this country into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? (more…)

Pompous Political Pork

January 6, 2009

Do you think the politicians in Washington have received the message that our economy is in shambles?  Two million jobs have been lost; 2.2 million foreclosures in 2008; unemployment continues to rise; retirement nest eggs smashed and an estimated $30-plus trillion in market value lost in 2008. (more…)