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Congressional staffers are starving
Posted by: BrotherCanYouSpareMeAdime ()
Date: March 23, 2013 07:37AM

Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets. Rep. Jim Moran said he may be forced to lay off a staffer — and then Ms. Wasserman Schultz weighed in with her tale of hard times.
Just to clarify: An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.

Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/22/debbie-wasserman-schultz-sequester-nearly-starving/

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Re: Congressional staffers are starving
Posted by: itchy ()
Date: March 23, 2013 07:52AM

I don't really feel sorry for any of them. I just wish their bosses would feel the pinch. It seems congress is immune from the laws and fuckups that they make. We need to change this.

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Re: Congressional staffers are starving
Posted by: BrotherCanYouSpareMeAdime ()
Date: March 23, 2013 08:54AM

itchy Wrote:
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> I don't really feel sorry for any of them. I just
> wish their bosses would feel the pinch. It seems
> congress is immune from the laws and fuckups that
> they make. We need to change this.

Wasserman-Schultz is so full of shit it's running out of her ears.
I can't wait to see a follow-up story with pics of her staffers
standing in line at the food bank. Even better, the Red Cross bringing
them emergency food rations.

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Re: Congressional staffers are starving
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 23, 2013 10:27AM

Replace the cafe with a Mcdonalds. The value menu is great.

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Re: Congressional staffers are starving
Posted by: BrotherCanYouSpareMeAdime ()
Date: March 23, 2013 12:45PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Replace the cafe with a Mcdonalds. The value menu
> is great.

There's a Mickey-D's and all kids of "affordable" restaurants on
Pennsylvania Ave right behind the Capitol. How about those hot dog
carts along the streets? Aren't they still around $2.00 for a hot dog,
Coke and a bag of chips? I haven't been around there in years but I
certainly hope they don't have to resort to dumpster diving.

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