Let's get this straight. We, the taxpayers of America, elect you to do a pretty simple job that most of us don't want to do... kinda like being a school bus driver or sanitation worker, except that you make about eight times as much as those folks do for doing a job that is actually easier. But a lot of us could do without the shuttling back and forth to Washington, DC that the job requires, so we'll grant you the cushy salary.
It would be nice, though, if you'd quit giving yourselves raises (that's our money, remember, and these are hard times), since it's becoming increasingly hard to ignore the fact that you're not getting the job done. I mean, if the school bus driver left your kids on the corner every morning or if you kept having to haul your own trash to the dump, would you be voting those folks a raise?!?
You'd like it even better, I'm sure, if they gave themselves raises.
With your money.
Now, there are a few of you who do your jobs with honor, and you know who you are, and hopefully that this doesn't apply to you.
But there are a lot more of you who are not doing your jobs and have no honor. You know who you are too.
And there are quite a few of you who are the boughten whores of a man named Grover Norquist, who would rather drive the country to ruin (some of us call that treason) than put a crimp in your billionaire buddies' plan to built that fourteenth summer getaway in Gstaad... on public money, of course.
And spare me that spew about "job creators". Those of us who have the misfortune of living in Wisconsin have already heard that until we're blue in the face, and we're still waiting on that first family-supporting job courtesy of the nation's "job creators."