I am just an old gal, with some time on her hands, and loose thoughts from time to time... Wife, mother of 8, grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of 15
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Usually when we see that term, especially in an email, for years... It refers to usually a black women with several children, a man who is on some kind of disability, or even some illegal immigrant. But I think they are over looking the worse kind of welfare bum. Their description is of someone who is living off the backs of the taxpayer like you and I. Who gets many benefits that we can’t afford. Be it a new vehicle every year.. vacations, the newest toys and etc. that angers the taxpayer. Some of these bums are on the roll for years..up to 30 or more years… Many for 20 years or more. Getting checks of over $160,000 a year. Doubling and quadrupling what most of the taxpayers make. AND we have to pay taxes on this and some of these bums pay very little in taxes.. yet have the best health insurance money can buy, paid for by you and I. And some people come to these bums and beg them to take vacations all for free… to places the taxpayer can’t even afford. Some of these welfare bums are shorter time than the ones above. Because some people gets disgusted enough to get these guys off of the roll. But the long term ones are asked to stay on this roll for years …like I said for 20, 30 or more years… Who are these welfare bums that get all the benefits and the high pay? Who do little but sit in a chair most of the day.. who gets this and we seem to like it, even though we bitch about it… and get to come back year after year? YOURS AND MY.. Congressman/woman. The men seem to be the ones with the longevity going for them. The rest of us have to wait for Medicare..yet after being in office these bums get to keep their Congressional health insurance. They have a lot higher retirement plan than you and I can afford. Yet we all together pay for them. And who else gets to vote themselves a raise. I sure didn’t get to do that in my job. Heck, we didn’t have a retirement plan, other than Social Security. My Congress person votes with other states, to when you and I get it. And borrow against it…. Wonder, do they ever borrow against their retirement plan? I would bet not… I heard that Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming had the guts to call US greedy senior citizens. At least we paid in to the social security over the years that we worked… Do Congress person pay into their retirement or is the full source from our taxes? So tell me Congress persons, what training did you have to get this job? Besides the personality that got us to vote you in time after time.. or the money spent to spin a good story, and staff that we also have to pay for, that actually does the research and making up the bills for you to present to the Congress. I guess some of you got training in our state congress, but not all. I didn’t believe in term limits before… figured if we were smart enough we could vote the bum out, but finally figured out to think beyond my own state borders… as the other state congress person are ones who make these laws and rules.. And some of them been there for years and years, and years, and well, you get the idea. Besides, remember the Congress was not suppose to be a lifetime occupation.. it was to be a month or two that each state sent their congress person to Washington, D.C. to represent each state’s residents, not their party. Not to live and breath there for the rest of their lives. Get a real job, so you can relate to us Americans and our wages, and our health insurance, house payments and etc. Have you had to pay out of your pocket $60 for gas to fill up your car? Also if you keep standing in front of the television, with all the media grasping every word… and talking about how our government (which happens to be you) is over spending and we have to tighten up our belts… how come we never hear about you cutting your wages? Cutting your benefit package? And your freebies from the Lobbyist? And then there are the fees you get for giving a speech that is in the thousands. It is suppose to be, they are our public servant, but I think they figure it is the other way around. Is this ever going to change? Nah, we have been stuck in this mode for over 100 years, and we are as a nation, too stupid to vote them out and change it.