That's A Congressional "Bone-Us"
That's what Congressional staffers got -- to the tune of $6.1 million, a CNN investigation by Lisa Desjardins reveals. Matt Schneider writes at Mediaite. Republicans, in a time of belt-tightening, forked over $908,000 in bonuses, and the Democrats handed out $3.1 million.
Some representatives are happy to defend the expenditure like Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn who said in a statement:"My staff worked extremely hard . . . including quite a few all-nighters and many weekends . . . and I rewarded them with an end-of-the-year bonus."
The rest of us are working are to not quite make ends meet, and we aren't getting bonuses, so maybe those of you who've fucked up the country, and your little elves, should be the last ones to get a bonus for it.
From the comments, timzank writes:
If you want to become physically ill, click on this:
look up your congress critter and see what his annual staff expenditure is and multiply it by 535.
Doesn't look like they're suffering to me. And note that the money listed is just for one quarter. Here's the money paid out by the lame Jane Harman, who just resigned, and who will probably be replaced by ficus-tree-in-a-pantsuit, Janice Hahn.