Examples: [Collected via e-mail, October 2009]
This was sent to me showing our Congress at "work". It was said that this was while Congress was in session, appears to be true, and that it was during the health care debate. Even if it wasn't during the health care debate, if this is how they spend their time while they are supposed to be deciding on important issues, then I not only want a rebate on my tax dollars, I want to see some new people who actually care about what is happening and are paying close attention to the matter at hand sitting in those seats. Seems like we don't need to be sending them on any more expen$ive vacations, they're already on one.
It seems to me that if all we are doing is paying these congressmen and women a gigantic salary to sit in congressional session and play solitaire or whatever, it's time to bring most of them back home by replacement. Democrats, republicans, independents — it makes no difference. The bills they're passing by playing solitaire instead of voting for us are taking away our freedoms with every key stroke.
Fire 'em all!
Folks we need to forward this to everyone we know to get the word out about these people that are being paid by our tax dollars.
Nothing else needs to be said. This is one of their THREE DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for. I am ready to start from the beginning by voting out all elected officials and not letting any of them stay in office for more than two terms. No more lifelong healthcare, retirement, voting in their own pay raises, taking perks on our taxes, etc.
These are the folks that can't get the budget out by Oct. 1, Seriously!!!
So, we've got a 30 day budget extension. Well, guess what,
Image © The Associated Press   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Origins: The above-displayed photograph which appears to show representatives playing solitaire on their laptops during a legislative session has certainly struck a chord among many viewers, undoubtedly because it seemingly confirms a widely held
The photograph is real, although it has erroneously been attributed to a number of different legislative bodies, from the
My actions were inexcusable. I do want my constituents to know that my poor judgment for a few moments in no way means I ignored your interests in representing you on this very serious matter. Over the past seven months, as a member of the General Assembly's Finance Committee, I have participated fully in the budget process and have played an active role in crafting a budget that provides the necessary services that our communities so desperately need while at the same time minimizing any negative impact on the city of Bridgeport and its people.
I sincerely apologize to each of you. I look forward to having the continued privilege of representing you and your interests in Hartford. I thank you in advance for your understanding and have been humbled by those of you who have already expressed your understanding and forgiveness.