Friday, March 22, 2013

Awww, you poor things.

Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets. Rep. Jim Moran said he may be forced to lay off a staffer — and then Ms. Wasserman Schultz weighed in with her tale of hard times.
Just to clarify: An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports.


Good. I'm glad. Now the fucking feds are finding out how the rest of the country feels. I haven't been able to eat at a fine restaurant quite some time now.


hiswiserangel said...

Is Taco Bell considered fine dining?

MrHappy said...

Maybe these Jack Asses could be like us common working folks and eat last nights left-overs for lunch. Fuckin' cry babies!

AMartinez no not that one! said...

Been self employed for 25 years, never had food stamps, welfare, unemployment. This has been the worst winter I've ever had for work. I thank God my wife has a job to fill in this gap. We have not gone out for a meal in about a year. But we are making it. God Bless America!

wirecutter said...

Mr Martinez - No shame in taking some help with all you've given. The shame lies in not trying to get off the aid when you're able and you're obviously not that kind of person.
God bless you and yours.

cato said...

debbie wasserman-shitz is blowing smoke, attempting to show that "they" too are making sacrifices. Bullshit !
The elected elite are pampered and untouchable.

Just more lies, deceit and deception to keep the sheople docile and in the pen.

ghostsniper said...

We eat out rarely here in Ruralville as everything is an hour or more away, just ain't worth it with all the hassle, traffic in the city, boneheads everywhere, enormous prices, surly workers, etc. And then there's always the risk of catching something and I certainly don't need that. Nope, I'll just stay right here, eat my own stuff and be content. BTW, the prices quoted didn't seem very high to me for what they were getting. $2.00 for a bowl of soup? Go price a can of Campbells sometime and you have to heat that bitch up then wash the bowl and spoon. All of those whiney assed politicians needs to be slapped right across the face, hard!

Runt said...

She also left out the part about her and her staff being fed daily by the lobbyists who are purchasing her votes! I have had a candid conversation with the wife of a senator who confessed that when the are at the apartment in the capital she never cooks a meal because the lobbyists are always wining & dining them. She said sometimes she just wants to go home and have a sammich.

Illuminos said...

From Welfare to Well-2-Do in the speed of Bureaucracy!

Liberal House Aides Needed Desperately -- Please ask your caseworker for an application and career prospectus to get fast-tracked to a privileged future in Public Service.

Wrench said...

Ms. Debbie will need to supplying Little Debbies to fend off the hunger pangs of her poor deprived staffers. Why isn't she redistributing some of her wealth to feed these po folks. They are going to have to move the Salvation Army soup kitchen in soon. Lying despicable piece of humanity she is. BTW, look up weasel... her picture is there!