Why can’t America make something like this for the next election? Technology, someone?
The time was November 2013 — not too long ago. The dolts elected to represent this country couldn’t get along. There was a budget shutdown prohibiting the opposite of ‘Congress’ — something called progress. And yet, these halfwits were about to make a historic record. Since the first Congress was sworn into office in 1789 to now, never has there been an elected gaggle of turds creating such a stink on Capitol Hill until now.
The magic number is nine, as in percent approval rating. It took Congress for Americans to get united behind politics. We all think they suck, and based on this latest news, that number is going to shrink even more.
According to the Center of Responsive Politics (via USA Today), 48 percent of these elected officials sworn to vote on behalf of our good conscience (not theirs, whatevs), are millionaires. Now understand, they get paid — about $174,000. Not bad, right? Yet nearly half of them don’t drive their own car, don’t pay rent in their own home and rarely buy their own food.
To put that into perspective, only about one percent of all Americans can boast seven figures. 47 more percent of elected officials — the very people screwing this country without a chocolate on the pillow — can say the same. Remember all those government shutdowns? What about the stand stills over not providing for the unemployed? And let’s not forget not taking care of homebound veterans. Remember all of that?
These simpletons are the cause of all that. And what makes it even better? You voted for them. Did you approve a raise? Would anyone on this planet earn a check so salty for a job so half ass? Don’t worry, it’s a bipartisan fail.
The list of Congress’ wealthiest members is bipartisan. In the House, five Democrats and five Republicans make up the 10 wealthiest members, while in the Senate, six Democrats and four Republicans make up the top 10. The median wealth of a House member in 2009 stood at $765,010, while the median wealth for a senator in 2009 was nearly $2.38 million.
Yet, there they are, America. The 113th United States Congress. Buck up, gang. You’ll vote those rich fools back in their jobs in 2015. You always do.