"Meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000 a year."
That's what Georgia Representative Phil Gingrey (R) actually said in a meeting yesterday. He was lamenting that his staff may not currently make a lot of money, "but in a few years they can go to K Street [and become lobbyists] and make $500,000 a year. Meanwhile, I'm stuck here making $172,000 a year."
His salary puts him in the top 2% of Americans. His salary is mostly paid for by the lower 98%. And on top of that just yesterday his own party voted to slash billions of dollars from food stamp programs, affecting children, retirees and the working poor.
So millions of people living on just over $4 a day should have that money cut according to Phil and his Regressive Republican party, but we should feel sorry for poor Phil, who only sucks $172,000 out of taxpayers every year.
Phil Gingrey, our Bonus Republican Jackass this week.