Bearing Drift has the details about the Democrats in the State Senate voting to give themselves more money when the average person in Virgina just needs to pay the mortgage, on less then the Senator's are making, unreal. Bearing Drift post below:
With a slowing economy, a credit crisis, budget shortfalls looming and Democrats pushing bills to raise taxes, Virginia Senate Democrats have voted to give themselves a raise.
“This was my decision,” said Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) - Wash. Post.
A nice fat 20% increase in Senators’ per diem! That’s the Democrats for you. Times are tough for you and me, and they want more of your money, not only for their budgets, but for themselves!
And I love the comment from The Squeaky Wheel, "Why not. Fits the party mindset anyway. Global warming… YOU need to change but THEY will fly everywhere to talk about it.
Caucus votes should be easy, unless it does not serve them, then sue.
Animals have rights, unless you are PETA then you can kill them.
YOU should pay more tax, but Dem leadership should get more money.
I couldn't agree more..way to go Senators; you showed you really care about your constituents.
Read Here: http://bearingdrift.com/blog/2008/01/17/virginia-senate-democrats-give-themselves-a-raise