Nancy Pelosi on Congressional pay cuts: It undermines the dignity of the job
How many times over the last four plus years have we heard politicians such as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi state that we ALL must sacrifice for the greater good of the nation? We have heard this time and time again and of course we all know when the Democrats talk about sacrifice they are talking about the American people paying higher taxes.
It has been suggested that the Congress should put their money where their mouths are and take a pay cut; what better way for these ruling class elitists to show they are willing to make the same sacrifices they are asking the American people to make?
Nancy Pelosi doesn’t see it that way.
Here is what she had to say when asked about taking a pay cut:
I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded
She thinks that if the Congress takes a pay cut it means the Congress will not be respected for the work they do and she thinks it is undignified not to be compensated in manner commensurate with the position.
That is rich, don’t you think? By asking the job creators to pay more in taxes is that not a pay cut? After all these people will be taking home less money and that is a pay cut in my opinion. Is that not disrespecting the work these people do and is it not taking away from the rewards of their jobs?
In my opinion this tells us everything we need to know about the ruling class elite: They honestly believe there is no job more noble, just, or important as being in the government, overseeing and ruling the Kulaks and the proletariats even though the government creates no jobs and contributes nothing to the economy while those they seek to punish are contributing and necessary members of society and the economy.