Lee_Terry,_Official_Portrait,113th_CongressLuckily 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%.

Nebraska, WTF?

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  1. So far the most surprising thing to me is that the woman who “charged” the White House didn’t have 20 million people with her. (Charging the Hill would have been just as good)

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    1. 20 million? You would think it would at least be the 46 million living in poverty according to the most recent census.

      And at this point I’d just be happy to see 20,000 people show up let alone 20 million. I get your point though. Have a thumps up.

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  2. I have made several calls today to various rep.s in congress from the sad state of Indiana (thank somebidy for free long distance) and when someone answered I was usually given the runaround about talking to the “person in charge”, usually just someone who wanted to take a statement or bla bla bla. I made sure that they knew I blamed the regunantcons and expected ALL of them to give up their pay for the extent of the shut down. I did get to talk directly to 2 representatives out of 9, I guess that is good, and they told me that they were working to get control of the problems in Washington and to do so meant that drastic measures had to be taken. I asked what were the problems and one had the gaul to say ObamaCare to wit I set about making him aware that it was not so. The other just kept doing that double speak that I just become numb to and I am sure my eyes glaze over after a few seconds. Either way, and it probably didn’t do any good but I made sure that they knew at least one Hoosier is NOT HAPPY. I don’t feel better but I hoped I would.

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    1. Yep, it’s, it’s a big push in Indiana. My family there has already gotten letters from their insurance companies saying that their current health care plan will cease to exist and they must choose another, much more expensive one. Of course each letter specifically mentions and blames ObamaCare.

      I thought I had heard a while back that insurance companies weren’t going to be able to get away with drastically raising the price of someone’s plans. I guess their way around it is to just do away with specific plans all together and force people to choose new ones. Complete bullshit.

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