Members of Congress work 128 days or less per year and an average of 7.4 hours per day. Rank-and-file members of the House and Senate make $174,000 per year. Based on the average American 52-week year, that amounts to $669 per day but calculated on Congress’ 128-day year, lawmakers are taking home twice the daily pay — $1,359 per day – for about half the working time.
Based on a normal 40-hour work week, lawmakers make $84 per hour. But figuring on their actual 37-hour workweek, they make $90 per hour.
Gov. Bobby Jindal says the United States would be better off if members of Congress spent less time in Washington and feels U.S. lawmakers should work part-time, be term-limited and not allowed to become lobbyists once they leave Congress.
If you think Congress can create a big mess,
Just wait till you see their solutions!
This is way to simple for our Congress to comprehend, let alone act on.
Good ole’ Maxine….gotta love her.
This is the best analogy yet!
Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution
For the mess that America is now in economically.
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch
and filled It with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder
it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a Week we had hundreds of birds Taking advantage of the
Continuous flow of free and
easily accessible food. But then the birds started
building nests in the boards Of the patio, above the table,
And next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere:
on the patio tile, The chairs, the table .. everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would Dive bomb me
and try to peck me even though I had Fed them out of my own
pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They Sat on the
feeder and squawked and screamed at All hours of the day and night
And demanded that I fill it When it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn’t even Sit on my own back porch
Anymore. So I took down the Bird feeder and in three days
The birds were gone. I cleaned Up their mess and took down
The many nests they had built All over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like It used to be …. Quiet, serene….
And no one demanding their Rights to a free meal.
Now let’s see. Our government gives out Free food, subsidized housing,
Free medical care and free Education, and allows anyone Born here to be an
automatic citizen. Then the illegal’s came by the Tens of thousands.
Suddenly Our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments
are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen By an emergency
room doctor; Your child’s second grade class is Behind other schools because
Over half the class doesn’t speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a
Bilingual box; I have to ‘press one ‘ to hear my bank Talk to me in English,
and People waving flags other Than ‘Old Glory’ are Squawking and
screaming In the streets, demanding More rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government
To take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not,
Just continue cleaning up the poop .