With the largest percent of the population in 37 years not being able to find work, our congress, with a whopping 19% approval rating, wants to pat itself on the back for all their hard work and accomplishments and vote themselves a 3.8% pay boost on top of their $174,000 a year annual salaries, all while our economy is still mired in the Greatest Recession in history, going on for more than seven years now with no end in sight and the absolute certainty of another economic collapse coming in the near future.
Sounds like our Government to me! Can you think of any other legislation more important to work on right now than this? I guess every other problem has been solved!
Meanwhile, the Big Lie continues. As of February of this year, there were 92,898,000 Americans who can work, but can’t find a job and stopped looking. There were also 8,705,000 Americans who lost a job and were trying to replace it for a total of 101,603,000 Americans, equal to the entire population of California, Texas, Florida and New York state…combined, who can’t even find a job to hope for a pay raise from. And that doesn’t include the people that had to take jobs that pay less than their prior employment, most likely not even jobs they are educated or trained in but were needed as something to keep the lights on, or people that work even just one hour a week, both of which the government counts as fully and happily employed!
If there’s anything the Government is good at, it’s manipulating data to lie to you.
Congress is gonna get theirs though, and you’re going to pay for it. On the bright side, at least those who can’t work don’t have to pay the taxes to reward congress for creating and perpetuating the longest recession in American history, or pay for their gold-plated healthcare plans, teams of staff members and other assorted perks and goodies that come with holding an office in the Ivory Tower.
For the rest of us, get back in your hamster cages and spin that wire wheel. Congress needs a new pair of shoes!