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# America's Politicians Earn \$608 Per Hour

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:56 PM
According to The Hill [6], liberal activist Ralph Nader worked out the eye-popping calculation in an angry letter he sent to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday. From The Hill:

“While millions of Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives seem to have no problem working less and less for more and more,” he wrote.

Nader calculated that Boehner, who earns \$223,500 a year as Speaker, will earn roughly \$781 per hour over a three-and-half month span, given Congress worked only eight days. Boehner has a higher salary than rank-and-file members.

So there you have it ATS...some friends of mine are barely making it working two jobs. Then you have "Mr. Boehner" and his statue smug tan face collecting more in an hour than some people in a week. And the politicians wonder why they are hated so much. Would I give to play the song "Hells Bells" for the Congress during session and blast it till their ear drums bleed.

www.zerohedge.com...

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:57 PM
\$608 an hour along with 10+ weeks of vacation per year.

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:11 PM
I think you misspelled "EARN"

Let me help....

"S-T-E-A-L"

No need to thank me. It's the least I could do.
edit on 9/25/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:12 PM
Let's solve this problem by making it the national average.

By making their pay the national average.
edit on 9/25/2014 by onequestion because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:25 PM
Hmmm, \$608 an hour.
Nearly unlimited perks.
Fixed traffic tickets.
No interaction with the "little people"
Life inside a gated world
No true responsibilities
Only obligated to perform at certain times
No drug tests
No humiliation at the hands of the law
Armed guards

And they call themselves representatives of the people, ha!

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:30 PM

originally posted by: onequestion
Let's solve this problem by making it the national average.

By making their pay the national average.

Agree and I'll go one better and make them enroll in silver ACA plans as well.

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:45 PM

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
I think you misspelled "EARN"

Let me help....

"S-T-E-A-L"

No need to thank me. It's the least I could do.

Politicians are a cancer of society.

None can be trusted and their true necessity in society cannot be measured by successes, only by a long train of abject failures...And yet, somehow, we continue to justify their existence and the "profession" of politics as a necessary construct of human society.

I have yet to see the logic of how this construct is helpful to the advancement of individual liberty and human freedom in general.
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:47 PM

How in the hell can anyone survive on a paltry 608 dollars an hour???

I'd throw that money right back in their faces!

pffft!

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:50 PM

I always thought of it as a starting wage, you know... unskilled workers and teenagers make that.

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 11:02 PM

originally posted by: Elton

I always thought of it as a starting wage, you know... unskilled workers and teenagers make that.

Well, "unskilled" certainly applies!

lolz

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 11:04 PM

and what do welfare recipients get per month i would bet someone along the lines of that hourly wage....but its the people on welfare that are causing countries to go broke...hmmm....politicians are cancer alright ...

posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 11:17 PM
More info and new targets to go after when their failed politricks throws America into a state of chaos.

Keep a log of who's who so the salty few that won't get invited to Colorado's bunkers can't blend in with the rest of us.

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