Don’t let reports of Media Matters coordinating a full frontal assault intended to bring down FoxNews distract you from what is really important. What’s really important is the flagrant waste of our tax dollars, not just by Obama and his wife, but also of the Congress. I have been telling people that you cannot listen to politicians, you must watch them and monitor their activities behind their veil of public subterfuge.
Specific to that point, you tell me how a barbershop can go $300,000 in the hole in one year, and get a $230,000 bailout from the Congress and Obama? You tell me how barbers and stylists just a couple blocks away earned $22,000 to $30,000 with no benefits last year, while four of the 11 barbers at the Senate barbershop earned: $54,761, $70,349, $73,658, $81,641 and that doesn’t include tips. Plus they get an extremely generous 401(k) plan, health care and paid vacation.
You tell why Orrin Hatch,(R-UT), John McCain,(R-AZ), Kent Conrad,(D-, Kelly Ayotte,(R-N.H.), Patrick Leahy,(D-VT), Benjamin Cardin,(D-MD), and former Senator Peter Fitzgerald,(R-IL), among those not dumb enough, or arrogant enough, you decide – just made missive statements about this. Hatch raved about how wonderful one of the barbers is – saying he sends candy and a card to the barber and his family every Christmas. McCain yucked it up per how the one barber, Mario D’Angelo is a butcher – McCain saying: “I call him the butcher. He is a butcher, and I’ve got the scars to prove it.”
Hahaha, that’s so fonn-nee – McCain’s such a jokester, I could laugh at his jokes all day – except I don’t laugh when I’m being violated in a that is typically referenced as a crude verb. What is to be said about Leahy who thought it more practical to brag about the $12 tip he leaves for a $27 haircut than address what they are doing to the taxpayers.
Prices run from $20 for a trim, $27 for cut, to $105 for highlights. Besides the stylists there is other staff and here’s where it’s gets really interesting, it’s a unionized shop. That’s right the taxpayers just bailed out a union barbershop. Marsha Blackburn,(R-TN), admitted it didn’t look good, but voiced concern about job lost if the situation wasn’t handled properly. Excuse me Marsha, but what about the 28 million people who are unemployed because Congress and Obama didn’t bail them out?
In 19997 Rick Santorum, argued and pushed for privatizing the shop, he was met with a solid wall of opposition, from both sides of the aisle. Which brings me to the important point. We hear Obama and Congress rage back and forth over tax the rich and cut spending, but as I wrote in a syndicated column neither Congress nor Obama is interested in cutting spending, and they are absolute liars to claim otherwise. (SEE: 1st Cut: The Obamas’ and Congress’ Salaries; WND.com; 1/30/12)
Obama and Congress have the painful characteristics of the clusters of pus filled cysts called Acne Inversa, which manifests itself in the groin and underarm area making its excruciating presence known as it invades the sweat glands. Thus you have Congress and Obama. They are cancerous sores on America and it’s time to dump them all.
I, for one, don’t care what they pay for haircuts, etc., if it is is paid for with their money in a private shop. But, I darn well care how they spend our money. Once again the over-the-top arrogance of the elected has leaked out. At a time nearly 28 million people are unemployed, nearly 48 million are on food stamps, 67 million are dependent on some sort of government subsidy program, with the aforementioned not even the tip of the iceberg of truth pursuant to the reality of our situation – this is how those elected to serve us treat us. With what they are doing to us, nearly every voter should be pregnant, (my apologies for the vulgarity).
There is no difference between Republican and Democrat Parties. If they fought Santorum on privatizing the barbershop, do you think they are going to give up anything else? Add to that, that everything they touch eventually goes broke. From their Post Office, their Bank, their travel agency, and so on. Many of them should have gone to jail for their participation in the House Banking scandal.
This is why I argue they should get salaries no greater than the local county supervisors and that the president should receive no salary at all. Not that they wouldn’t find a way to corrupt things, but at least that would truly create a more visible transparency.
We are being used as fools and pawns, by those who think we are there for them to wipe their feet on. They live their lives in a castle where their every need and/or desire is provided for – including, as many of us are well aware – it was only a short time ago that the male pages were hired based on their willingness to sleep with certain male Congressman, which amounted to them having their own Congressional brothel provided at taxpayer expense.
It’s time we put our foot down and started voting them out. I and others can expose and explain things, but unless people are willing to stop allowing the party hierarchy to choose candidates and rebel against political machines, this will continue.
As you walk into the Senate barbershop, keeping in mind that I haven’t discussed the House barbershop yet, there is a monstrous sign that reads: “Members and employees of the Senate shall have priority in this shop.” In other words, when the elected walk in your world stops if you’re waiting for a cut. The shop is a portrait gallery dedicated to the elected celebrities and that’s the way they want it. They want the world to stop and bow their fee.