June 28, 2007, - 2:07 pm
Quote of the Day: Sen. Domenici on Now-Killed (YAY!) Immigration; Congressman Give Themselves More Pay
By Debbie Schlussel
Three cheers for the defeat of the Senate Immigration Amnesty Bill. This quote is in today’s Wall Street Journal from Republican Senator Pete Domenici (New Mexico), who had supported the bill:
This bill is toast. This bill will never become law, and consequently I don’t see why I should continue down this path. It’s not going to pass the House ever. So we’re never going to get a bill. So why go through this torture?
That’s a great question, Senator Domenici. Why did you and so many Republicans put America (not yourselves) through this torture? Just wait ’til the torture at the ballot box, Senator.
Meanwhile, Domenici’s Republican colleagues in the House joined their Pelosi-run friends across the aisle in voting themselves a $4,400 pay raise. Because their job is so tough, and Americans need to pay them the $170,000 they will now get (plus few expenses–most Congressmen charge their cars, gas expenses, etc. to taxpayers and campaigns).
Remember the Oscar-winning song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”? It should be Congress’ new theme song. They’ve done such a great job with America, they deserve a raise. Right?
Congressmen Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Lee Terry (R-Nebraska) tried to block the raise, but our friends on both the left and right in Congress, defeated them and helped themselves to an even fatter paycheck. And they put themselves back on track for automatic future raises (without a vote), too. GUH-REAT!
Your tax dollars (not) at work.
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