Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Busy Busy Burns

He's running with the pack
Never looking Back!

Yesterday I reported that he voted in favor of massive borrowing and benefit cuts to piratize Social Security, but I wasn't looking close enough to catch the next really bad vote.

He turned right around and voted against protecting the American people from terrorist attacks by providing the necessary resources to our firefighters, police, EMS workers and other first-responders by restoring $1,626 billion in cuts to first-responder programs.



Of course he voted against raising the minimum wage the other day, he doesn't need it. He got a $4,000.00 dollar raise in January just for doing nothing.

It was his seventh raise in seven years just for doing nothing.

Sometimes it isn't easy to do nothing. Zell Miller tried to cut their pay, so did Nathan Deal and 26 other house members because the deficit is too far out of whack:

S.2041
Title: A bill to provide that pay for Members of Congress be reduced following any fiscal year in which there is a Federal deficit.
Sponsor: Sen Miller, Zell [GA] (introduced 2/2/2004) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.R.3736

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:SN02041:
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2004 Referred to Senate subcommittee. Status: Committee on Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.

H.R.3736
Title: To provide that pay for Members of Congress be reduced following any fiscal year in which there is a Federal deficit.
Sponsor: Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-10] (introduced 1/28/2004) Cosponsors (26)
Related Bills: S.2041
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2004 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization.

There have been other bills to curtail or end the annual pay raises, they are all in a committee somewhere hoping that we don't notice. For some reason I couldn't get into any of the files, but maybe you can.

What are the odds that he wont take food away from hungry families that can't get by on $5.15 an hour?
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