Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why the surprise?

It's a perfectly Orwellian scenario, the Feds doing for themselves and sticking it to the peasants, and all the while telling them it's for their own good.

Here's something to get the old BP up into the danger zone,
' "I about fell off my chair when I saw that the number of federal employees making more than $150,000 have more than doubled in the last 18 months," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican.'
Kinda makes ya sick to think about that one, dunnit?

And following up that piece of trivia, one of the finest non-sequiturs that I've ever read, attempting to do the magician's stock-in-trade misdirection schtick,
"Federal workers are always an easy target," said Jessica Klement, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association. "People think of the government bureaucrat with a job for life — but that doesn't tell the whole story."
And what is that story, bitch? Did you have something else to add? If you did, the schmuck who wrote the story didn't include it, but I figure that you felt as though you'd answered the question that was posited to you, and I'm just as certain that you have no idea that you didn't.

Yet more to stick in your craw,
"...The governmentwide average salary for a public affairs officer is $84,442. Providing legal counsel to the Peace Corps pays $144,222; a podiatrist in the federal government is paid $139,756."
What the fuck does the Peace Corps need with an on-staff lawyer?

Oh well.

I figure this type of thing can't go on too much longer. The natives will get too restless if they feel like they are being denied their cake by the Feds. I just hope the beheadings will be televised.

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