Sunday, November 20, 2005

ABC News: Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise

ABC News: Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise but Postpones Action on Spending and Tax Bills

So happy to see Congress is so committed to doing the people's business. And for my next joke:

"WASHINGTON Nov 18, 2005 — The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation."

PHOTO: House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., holds a press conference with other House GOP members to summarize GOP efforts before Thanksgiving recess on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18, 2005. Behind him are House Majority Leader Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., right, and Rep. Eric Cantor R-Va. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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