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As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Obama Increases Government Pay

As millions of Americans and small business owners rush to meet with their accountants before the year ends with worries of the fiscal cliff fiasco, the Huffingon Post reports that President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order which calls to end the pay freeze for Congress and Vice-President Biden.

All we’ve heard about from Capitol Hill recently are the back-and-forth pot shots (and rejected offers) between Boehner and Obama.  But it looks like both Biden and Boehner will be getting a raise on March 27, 2013.

Biden’s pay will increase to $231,900 and Boehner’s will increase to $224,500.

Of course, nobody stops to mention that Americans who are losing everyday are paying for this.  People who don’t know how they’re going to pay for their kids to go to school, people who are barely making ends meet to put food on the table or to keep their homes as they are underwater.  Nevertheless, they will pay more for politicians who accomplish nothing but more debt for our future.

Now, because Boehner has been ineffective in reaching the grassroots and rallying the silent majority for real spending cuts, no deal has been reached with an out-of-touch President.  Everyone’s taxes across the board will go up on 01/01/2013.

We have a government that is corrupt on both sides of the aisle.  One that has been guided by greed and motivated by power.  A government that must be handled as we all collectively move forward in 2013 by working together to make sure that all roadblocks put up to stop us can be circumvented. 

We deserve a government that is on our side and a government that treats us as the adults we are. 

Here’s hoping that Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, and Tim Scott get to the Senate and serves as that first step to better representation.

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  • BlueGood

    begins when the strong finally realize they have a duty to protect the
    weak. That duty is the foundation of civilization, the bedrock on which
    everything else rests".

    For centuries we, the people, have abdicated our duty to a few strong
    men. Rule us we said, and do not steal too much. Do not be too corrupt,
    do not betray us too much, do not shame us beyond endurance. Protect
    the weak, the elderly, the helpless, the sick, and the very young,
    protect them from those who would prey upon them. And protect us. If you
    grant us protection, you may steal a little, enough to become filthy
    rich, as long as you do not rub our faces in it".

    I wish I could lay claim to these words, but alas a man far more
    eloquent than I has wrote them in a book….his character, a man of God,
    was speaking of CUBA, but he was speaking of Tyranny!

    While the book is one of fiction, the words in the above passage, I
    feel are so apropo to what we are facing from our so-called
    democratically elected officials, the "stealing" and rubbing it in our
    faces has become to much to ignore, the TEA Party has recognized this
    and Sarah Palin recognized this, I had recognized this long ago as well,
    which is why I boldly faxed Sarah Palin from Ontario to her office in
    Alaska before she resigned….to offer my support and advice she ignore
    the Lame Stream media because they were deathly afraid of her….(hard to believe it was a few short years ago….)

    I believe we must make sure the TEA Party Patriots regain control of
    the house and the Senate and the White House to remove those that steal
    to much, those that "rub our faces in it".

    I believe the Tea Party is, and always has been, the "Silent
    Majority" of decent folks who "Trusted" our elected…..kept their nose
    to the proverbial grindstone and did not make waves….paid their taxes,
    grumbled about the latest Leftoid outrage, were appalled at the
    cronyism, the "fixed" deals and court cases, but still remained stoic
    & silent.

    NO MORE!

    I feel we must continue to rally more and more TEA PARTY like people to ACTION!

    The RINO’s, the LEFT and the ESTABLISHMENT Republicans ARE deathly
    afraid of people like you and me and Stephen Coonts’ character….

    Why not show them WHY?…Why not take over by their rules, all they
    covet and have corrupted?….. It is the Civilized route and one of

    BTW….Any Author who publishes a book that refers to a "Crock of
    Schit" as a "Crock of Pelosi" IMHO is a CONSERVATIVE…..I will
    read..even if his is fiction….

    ‘Stephen Coonts’ does a very good conservative tale, but his above quote in "CUBA’, hit me as quite relevant…..

    Happy New Year Fellow Conservatives 4 Palin!



    And Boehner doesn’t say one thing about it…..SHAME. ON.HIM. !!

    Have I said yet today how much I loathe Obama?….Boehner is becoming a close second.

  • nkthgreek

    Mr. Obama should raise them both to $250,000. That way they could qualify for the higher tax rate. 

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