Good grief. Debbie Wasserman Schultz got all dramatic over the minuscule sequester cuts that really just slow down the rate of spending growth. But you know how these progressives are – everything is a crisis to be exploited. This week she was even exploiting her own staffers, who she must believe are too incompetent to plan a food budget or pack a lunch before work in the morning.
Wasserman Schultz upped his ante, however. She, almost literally, suggested that her staff were on the brink of starvation, due to the cuts.
Speaking at a hearing of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz worried that prices of meals in House restaurants are getting so high that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal.
At the carry-out cafe in the Cannon Office Building, where Wasserman Schultz has her office, you can get an 8oz bowl of Ham and Bean soup for $2. You can buy gourmet sandwiches and wraps for around $5. Both of these are cheaper than I can get at delis down the street from my house.
Her aides could walk across the street to the Longworth Building, which has a large sit-down cafeteria. Today, it is featuring a roasted stuffed Chicken, with asparagus and mashed potatoes, for around $7. Or, one could opt for a heaping 12oz bowl of Chicken Chili for $3. (Read More)
Her staff is pretty well paid, her top staffer earns $160,000 per year, and other aides earn between $60,000 and $120,000 per year, but they can’t afford a $3.00 bowl of chicken chili? Well, if these are the people writing legislation it’s no wonder the country is drowning in debt. Thanks to these Democrats, none of us will be able to afford lunch.