Monday, December 22, 2008

Top 11 Reasons Congress Gave Itself A Raise

11. All of a sudden, it has become much harder for Members of Congress to get sweet mortgage deals.

10. Congressional pay raise lobbyists are extremely persuasive

9. All plan to buy new cars in order to help the Big 3

8. Have you seen the tuition costs at private schools in DC lately?

7. Felt they should get a cut of the bailout money; after all, they worked hard to make the bailouts necessary.

6. If you were being lead by Reid and Pelosi you'd want a raise too

5. Blago has raised the cost of obtaining a Senate seat.

4. Hope that voters will forget about the raise by the time the next election rolls around.

3. Wanted to get the raise through before their approval rating dropped to single digits

2. Need to provide enough to maintain the level of luxury Al Franken has become accustomed to

1. Figured if they did it now it could still be blamed on Bush

2 Comments:

Blogger John F Not Kerry said...

"Hope that voters will forget about the raise by the time the next election rolls around."

That should really read "by the time next week rolls around."

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, who got a raise again??

10:11 PM  

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