Austerity Budget... Rollbacks
"When in the Course of human events,
it becomes necessary
for one people
to dissolve the political bands
which have connected them
T. Jefferson representing
The Lion of the Senate Roars
Dear Mr. President,
Apparently the memo did not reach the Oval or got buried in a pile of Bureaucracy. Sir; you need to get out your checkbook. It seems the First Lady decided to fuel up Air Force Two: Destination Spain.
A holiday on the Gulf Coast would have been so terrible? Yeah, there's the Tarballs; Tarballs can be bothersome...on the upside, I Understand the prices have been Rolled back, and the oil is relatively gone. Besides, I haer the Gulf Shrimp tastes delicious with a special seasoning added this year..if you past the smell, you won't regret ordering the seafood, not for long...
Ah yes, the 1/4 million dollar jaunt to Spain with your daughter...Feel free to take Air Force Two, I may need Air Force One.
You know; I get it; As long as its less than a billion dollars what do I care? The cost is roughly $250,000 which covers transportation and Secret Service protection. Food and entertainment is extra. Just make it out to "We The People"; Leadership by Example. Surely you understand anything short of this drastic measure would be viewed as insensitive not to mention it would send the message you're out of touch or worse, you're entitled. .
Dear Congressional membership,
Regarding the proposed pay raise you voted for yourself...Yeah, Sorry, can't do it. Once again the American people would like to sight Leadership by Example...Think of it as a character building exercise.
The memo being drafted will contain a "We The People 'Pay-Go' if you will. Without getting into specifics, for the year 2011 you'll receive $1...In 2012 your current salary will be reduced by the underemployment rate.
For example; the $175,000 Salary for rank and file House and Senate members would be reduced by approximately 16%.
Of course that gives the members plenty of time to control your destiny. It is in your hands. All things considered, that's a courtesy, We The People, have done without. Consider it a compassionate gesture which Americans possess; we call it helping one another through tough times.
This shall be a Referendum on the Mid-Term Ballot for your Employer; We The People, to be decided by popular vote. From this point forward it shall be known as the Federal Incentive and Leadership Act.
In addition, those Health care and Retirement benefits are gonna cost a little more. Additionally your Pension Plan suggests your not a servant of the people but rather a member of a fictitious privileged class. Look for the current retirement age of 50 to be slightly bumped up to 62. It sends the wrong message, sorry, its in the best interest of the United States of America.
Not to exclude the Judicial Branch, Supreme Court Jurist, for all intents and purposes, shall be considered a full time position. The argument that since they only convine part-time is invalidated by the fact it is a lifetime appointment.
Unfortunately we the People cannot afford your genius at $213.900 per annum. Once again We the People 'Pay-Go' dictates $1 salary for 2011. Being a part-time gig, your salary for 2012 shall be cut in half. We The People are confident you can survive on this measly pittance, plus it's the Leadership by Example thing, surely you understand.
Additionally jurist will be expected to be responsible for the Dry Cleaning of their Robes, unless it is tainted in the line of duty.
Well now, see that wasn't so difficult! We'll start there & see where 'We The People' land...agreed?...Excellent...
Oh Gentlemen, before I forget...The Twenty million dollar check made out to Pakistan for humanitarian relief...Yeah, that bounced..