Notice the striking resemblance???
Today, all 42 Senate Republicans have signed a letter pledging to block action on every bill being considered by Congress until action is taken on tax cuts and government funding.
The action they want on the "tax cuts" is FOR THE RICH.
So if these bastards are pretty much saying they will not work in the month of December, I say let them go home now & not get paid for the month, the current salary for
rank-and-file members (and I do mean RANK), of the Senate is $174,000 per year.
$14,500 per month if you divide it by 12 months.
Multiply that x 42 Senators, that's $609,000 bucks.
Cut their cushy benefits package & health insurance as well.
Who amongst us working stiffs could declare that we refuse to do anything unless we get our way? Even those with Unions receive a "get back to the job by X date, or you will be replaced" kind of response.
Also, let's not lose site of the fact while they are pushing for Tax cuts for the rich, they let extended unemployment benefits stop, for those who are, ironically suffering the ruination of the economy, in part by 10 previous years of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy & failure to pay attention to the economy at all. In my perspective, that makes these bastards even worse than the Grinch-- letting those in need be cut off just before the holidays & in the winter months, while refusing to do anything before the wealthy get theirs.
The freaking party of no is already pulling this kind of bullshit-- I dread what will happen in 2011 when they take over the House of Reps.
Really, there should be riots in the streets over this inhumane move.
They want regular folks to work till they are 69 years old, paying for their cushy salaries, while they make sure those with the most get more???
Time to bring out the pitchforks & torches.