If the government is shut down in a couple of weeks and rank-and-file feds go without pay for days, or weeks (and maybe never recover it) should politicians, who produce the shutdown, suffer the same fate? Many feds think that is a good idea. But there is a flaw in their logic…
Most don’t know where the nearest COSTCO is. Or what K-Mart stands for!
Although some economy-minded (incredibly cheap?) members of Congress are living out of their offices, many House and Senate incumbents would be able to go a long, long time – like maybe forever – if the never got a U.S. Government check. These are not GS 5s (or 15s for that matter) who, for whatever reason, are living from paycheck to paycheck. Some of them have enough money to buy a small third-world country!
More than half the members of the U.S. Senate (54 as of a Roll Call headcount last year) are millionaires. With millionaires in the House included the number is well over 200. The number of half-millionaires is impressive. Some earned it. Some married into it. Those who made it on their congressional salaries are to be commended on their ability to save and find bargains the rest of us can’t seem to identify. Must be willpower.
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Here’s what rank-and-file feds are saying:
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