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Decisions Have Consequences, Unless You Are The One Making Them

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by DonkeyHotey

We are now into the sequester which the likes of Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and a host of other "Koch brother lovers" have been pushing for over the past several years.

The sequester includes cuts to the average citizen while leaving the likes of the Kochs free of harm, in fact, solidifying their wealth.

It also assures those carrying out their orders, the alums of ALEC, they will not only go unharmed, but will be rewarded when their re-elections roll around. In the 2012 election .07% of the population donated over $1.4Billion to candidates! Only they do not call it "donate", they look at it as an "investment". Still think this is a democracy?

This sequester will cut the pay of nearly 800,000 federal workers. It will cut the pay of those cleaning up after these Congressional gerbils, but will not do a thing in harming part-time (they only worked 148 days in all of 2012 while the average working person worked 250) puppets of the wealthy who make decisions that are not only harming our citizenry, but decimating our democracy.

We have seen decisions they have made over the past decade that has actually diminished our Constitution to nothing more than that "G*dd*mn*d   piece of paper" that George W. Bush once called it without much mentioned by the Corporate Media Propagandists. They not only have robbed the taxpayer of their money and given it to the corporations and wealthy, they have stripped any semblance of power from those same people as well.

Now with this sequester they continue their onslaught of the people without, of course touching themselves or those they take their marching orders from.

I ask, if they are on the federal dole why are   they not included in the cuts that must be made, according to them? Each has a budget of on average $3,500,000 annually to pay their staff and cover expenses. With 535 of these free loaders receiving this the total amount is approximately $1,872,500,000.00 annually. With all federal workers receiving a cut in pay of 20%, why isn't the amount given to the staffs of these cretins included?   That would save the taxpayer approximately $374,500,000.00! After all, if we are to be making cuts why not include areas that are not essential those underlings who do nothing more than send out boilerplate responses to constituents, or who "leak" information from the likes of Fox News, Limbaugh, or other Corporate Media Propagandists? Instead, we see cuts to education, healthcare, and defense.

Also, while we are on the topic why not treat these peons the same as an employer would, paying them for services rendered. If they had worked a full 250 day year their average daily pay would be $700. Having worked only 148 days, however, at $700/day their annual pay should have been $103,600.00. It seems we, the taxpayer paid each of them approximately $71,400.00 for nothing more than time off, or vacation! In most of those cases we more than likely paid their travel and expenses as well. It might be noted here that for the year 2013 they are scheduled to work 126 days, with not a single five day week!

People, we are not only being sold down the drain by these criminals,(I ask," Is destroying our democracy a treasonous act?") , they are robbing from us as well, or is $71,400.00 a satisfactory vacation pay?

People, we need to be more diligent in using the only power we have been left with -- our vote. Presently, we have a leader in the Senate whose primary agenda was to make certain that Obama was a one-term president.   He failed.   We have a Speaker on the House of Representatives who cannot even negotiate with Jack Daniels successfully. Those are but two losers we, the voter, have put in office and we see what that means for us.

Wake up! We have only our vote left. Another election is 2 years away, study what decisions are being made now that are not in your best interest. For example, know who voted against the Violence Against Women Act (Bachmann, Canter, and Chabot to name three of the 83) and remember it, they are not looking out for you. Use your vote wisely! If they are not for you, why keep them in, your vote is wasted. Worse, you actually become an accomplice in destroying our nation.

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Dennis Kaiser is an author and consultant focusing on individual rights. As a US citizen Dennis is deeply concerned over how our nation has fallen from being productive and full of hope to one where that hope is being stripped from the majority (more...)

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