Posted By RichC on February 21, 2013
Really … something has to change in Washington DC. We’re borrowing TRILLIONS, yet the President jets around playing golf while the first lady and family heads to Colorado on vacation. Sure it only MILLIONS …
In the another branch of our govenment, they pass reams of laws, bicker about raising more revenue (taxing us), pretend to discuss cutting spending (only slowing the rate of “growing government”) and haven’t even manage to pay for their own haircuts without the Senate barbershop running a deficit.
Most people probably don’t even know that the Senate Hair Care shop exists, but since 1997 it has been running deficits of about $340,000 annually. For the fiscal year 2012 taxpayers picked up the $401,000 difference. We are paying for senators’ haircuts, even though their annual salary is $174,000.
The Senate Hair Care shop only makes up a small part of the $4.3 billion budget to run the legislative branch, but what’s maddening is the fact that no one has considered cutting it. “While trimming the Senate salon will do little to balance the budget, allowing it to run such a large deficit indicates a lack of seriousness at best, and immorality at worst …” MORE
It makes the email being forwarded around all that more thought provoking!
A driver was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway outside Washington, DC. Nothing was moving. Suddenly, a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down the window and asks, "What’s going on?"
"Terrorists have kidnapped the entire US Congress, and they’re asking for a $100 million dollar ransom. Otherwise, they are going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, collecting donations."
"How much is everyone giving, on an average?" the driver asks.
The man replies, "Roughly a gallon."
Hmm … even at the uncomfortable $3.79 (I paid today), I’d probably be willing to donate a least a couple gallons.