Last year alone, more than 200 House lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, awarded bonuses totaling $9.1 million to more than 2,000 staff members, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of office-disbursement forms. The money comes out of taxpayer-funded office budgets, and is surplus cash that would otherwise be forfeited if not spent.Gee, wouldn't it be just awful if they used the surplus to pay down the deficit, or better yet, return the money to those of us they stole it from? These people make me sick. They complain about personal spending/debt, our pay and our bonuses (which are OUR business not theirs), yet they live high on the hog with the money they steal from us each payday. I hope that those of you that spoke out against (and even protested and threatened AIG employees at their homes) are ready to protest your government as well.
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