Honestly, Mr. Gingrey, you definitely are not “stuck” anywhere. You say that you’re a “public servant”, but it seems that the only person you want to serve is yourself. These slimeball politicians, like Rep. Phil Gingrey, continue to feel that they are worth much more than they really are, and if given the opportunity, all corrupt politicians would line their own pockets instead of doing real, honest public service.
We could replace most congressmen with a bucket of sand, so if you are that upset about making $172,000 a year, then quit and get a real job. Jackass!
Term Limits Now!!
In an argument against a special exemption allowing Hill staffers to buy health insurance, one lawmaker said he’s “stuck” making $172,000 a year, while aides will go on to make in big bucks lobbying on K Street, according to a report.
Staffers “may be 33 years old now and not making a lot of money. But in a few years they can just go to K Street…and make $500,000 a year. Meanwhile I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year,” Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said on Wednesday, according to the National Review.
The comments, which came in a closed-door meeting of congressional Republicans, angered some of the aides in the room, which led two to relay to the National Review.
Gingrey, who’s own net worth the National Review reports, is at least $3 million, is against the special exemption that would allow Hill staffers and lawmakers to buy their insurance in the exchange markets, while still receiving a government subsidy to do so.
Furthermore, the median household income of the counties within Gingrey’s district were $49,060 to $66,717 according to Census data from 2007 to 2011.
In a follow up to his comments, the National Review reported Gingrey said that he did not remember exactly what he said, but stood by his position against the exemption.
“I was engaged in a dialogue with some members of our conference who truly believe that Congress should get special treatment. And some also believe that staff members should get special treatment. I happen not to believe that,” he added,” Gingrey said.
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