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Pelosi Takes Aim at Sequester’s “Cruelest Cut”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 02/17/2013 9:26:10 AM PST by John Semmens

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) characterized the limitations on Congressional pay in the looming sequester as “the cruelest cut in the entire package.”

“Considering all the money we have appropriated for those making dubious or even negative contributions to our society it is unconscionable that we should be treated so shabbily,” Pelosi contended. “We are key players in ruling this country. We ought to have salaries commensurate with the significance of our role.”

“Corporate executives presiding over budgets a tiny fraction of what we dispose of in a year take down salaries and bonuses in the millions of dollars,” she pointed out. “Equity argues for us to to paid on a similar scale.”

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) seconded Pelosi’s take asserting that “a boost in my pay is necessary to complete the emancipation initiated by President Lincoln during the Civil War. I can’t be truly free until the repression suffered by my ancestors in slavery is repaid to me in cash.”

The Minority Leader conceded that it is unlikely that her view would prevail because “the GOP is too busy tearing down the magnificence of government in a calculated bid to starve it of the resources to which it is entitled. Their portrayal of government as a burden that must be lightened and a power that must be restrained is the exact opposite of what the voters who reelected President Obama want.”

Pelosi expressed optimism that “voters will tire of seeing their elected representatives suffer under the hardships imposed by the sequester and elect solid Democratic majorities in the 2014 balloting. Then there will be no impediments to the President’s progressive agenda to transform America.”

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; paycuts; reparations; satire

1 posted on 02/17/2013 9:26:16 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

LOL! Good stuff. The public servants think that they’re supposed to be coming after OUR money. We’re not supposed to be going after their money. That’s “mean-spirited”.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 9:34:11 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the world and let me off. The whole planet has gone insane.)
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To: John Semmens

*laugh* Gotta admit, had Me going until the Shefaugh-Jax Annalee quote. Then I reread the Pelosi spew and realized first that she seemed more coherent than usual, and then a bit depressed when it clicked that this was so close to the truth that it was almost indistinguishable as satire.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 10:06:57 AM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer

Me too!
You know that is just how Sheila thinks! Not satire!

4 posted on 02/17/2013 10:23:33 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: John Semmens

I realize this is satire, but pelosi did make a comment opposing the cut because it demeaned the dignity of her job.

Anyone who can look at pelosi and associate the image with the word “dignity” needs a brain transplant.

5 posted on 02/17/2013 11:18:57 AM PST by DPMD
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Pay me the bribes, the perks and the lobbyist gifts they all get and I would work for free.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:58:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: John Semmens
OK - you and I have had words in the past, but this is brilliant.

Peace John?



7 posted on 02/23/2013 2:05:32 PM PST by SkyPilot
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