Luckily none of the 800,000 or so people Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. helped furlough have nice homes or kids in college to worry about. This guy actually makes Renee Ellmers look like a compassionate, understanding person in touch with the average American’s needs (hahaha just kidding).
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was blunt when asked if he would continue collecting his paychecks during the shutdown.
“Dang straight,” he said.
Terry suggested it’s an irrelevant question because the situation would be resolved before long.
What about the other members who were donating or forgoing their pay?
“Whatever gets them good press,” Terry said. “That’s all that it’s going to be. God bless them. But you know what? I’ve got a nice house and a kid in college, and I’ll tell you we cannot handle it. Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That’s just not going to fly.”
It’s mind-boggling just how stupid, incompetent and arrogant these people are. When you have a ruling class of people getting paid at least three times more than the medium American income how do we expect them to be in touch? What’s worse is that most, if not all of these people are probably taking pay cuts when the are elected and have to go down to a measly $174k/year. Not to mention the 15% of Americans who live in complete, abject poverty. Imagine 15%.