Congress works… or does it? There is a “movement” in Congress to give themselves a raise and it seems to surface about every two or three years. For some unknown reason, they seem to think that they deserve more money…but I can’t imagine why. If they worked like the “average” American worker there would be only the Federal holidays, they would have to pay for their own healthcare insurance, and they could be laid off or fired for little or no reason. That’s pretty much how the average American worker is situated, so let’s see about Congress now.
Members of Congress work fewer than half of the days in any given year. The House works about one day out of three, and the Senate works a little more than that, according to federal records. It’s recorded how little Congress appears to work, especially in light of the $174,000 base salary for its members – more than three times the amount of money the median U.S. household earns. The House of Representatives has averaged 138 “legislative days” a year since 2001, according to records kept by the Library of Congress. That’s about one day of work every three days, or fewer than three days a week. The Senate, on the other hand, was in session an average of 162 days a year over the same time period. A 2013 analysis conducted by The New York Times found that the House was in session for 942 hours that year, or about 18 hours a week. The same went for the Senate, which had 99 voting days in 2013.
For some reason unknown to me, the Democrats that have announced their candidacy for the Presidency, all seem to be delusional. In the Hussein era I said that he was clinically delusional, and was challenged on my medical qualifications…of which I have none. However, I am able to read, and I found the definition of delusion. According to the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV), delusion is defined as: “A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes the inconvertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary.” In other words, if you think it’s day, can’t be convinced that it isn’t and it’s dark out and you can see the stars and moon, that would make you delusional. In Bernie Sanders case, he rails against the wealthy, of which he is one, and doesn’t seem to truly understand how economics works. He is a millionaire, one of the well-off that he says he is against and wants to tax heavily. He owns three houses, and they’re not bungalows either, drives a very expensive sports car and has made millions from his book sales. Now if making money from something you “developed” isn’t capitalism, I don’t know what else it could be. It sure isn’t Socialism, at least not as I understand that “ism” to be. Of course, now that he’s in that rarified air of the better-off, he hasn’t mentioned them quite as much.
Elizabeth Warren, you remember her…the Indian wannabe, and she has come up with a plan also. She has decided to call it “the wealth tax”. Is that original or what? Doesn’t the IRS already have that? By the way, the “Service” in the InFernal Revenue Service is what a bull does to a cow.
Senator Warren’s plan hasn’t been put to the test as to whether it’s even constitutional… a problem that many in Congress don’t seem to be aware of when they spout the idiotic things that they do. An example of idiocy would be Mr. Hickenlooper’s plan(he’s the former Governor of Colorado), which is a plan to tax capital gains(which is already being done) but the kicker here is he’s doing it “to save Capitalism”.
And now, concluding our venture into Democrat Delusions, we have the “well-known” actress, Evan Rachel Wood(who IS she, really?) who made the outrageous statement that men should have “mandatory vasectomies.” She was upset about the State of Georgia’s “fetal heartbeat” law banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is discernable in the womb (usually at 5 or 6 weeks into the pregnancy). She also made the statement that vasectomies could be reversed so there was no problem with that… except that not all “snips” ARE reversible and men that had the surgery might, at some later date, want children. At some point she must have had a flash of lucidity because she put this on Twitter: “I don’t want mandatory vasectomies because I don’t believe we should legislate people’s bodies, it’s a dangerous slippery slope,” she tweeted the next day.
She probably confused some people(me included) and got the “opinion” from pro-life advocates that point out that abortion legislation does not “legislate a woman’s body” because a fetus is not “the woman’s body,” but is a separate human being.
Parting shot: One can only bring facts to people but cannot make them accept them, just as the old axiom about the horse and water. As we ease into the election cycle(are we ever out of it…really?) the differences between the Democrats and Republicans should as obvious as the nose on one’s face. Of course, if you’re Cyrano De Bergerac, the nose is your great pride!