Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who Hates Government Spending? Why Government Employees, of Course!

Bachmann. Perry. Christie. Boehner. Cantor. Who are they? Well, in addition to policy makers and rightist luminaries, they're all government employees! Yes, that's right, patriots, they want to cut government spending to the bone--just not the bone connected to their paycheck bone. Know what I'm saying? Me neither, entirely, but the point is that they all receive checks derived from your stolen tax dollars!!

Leaders of the new right seem to love spending time railing on about the need to cut spending, but they also have spent a lot of time on the government dole. What's a lot? Well, collectively, they have been government employees for about 89 years!

Let's have a look at their CVs, shall we?

Rick "Only spending cuts can prevent forest fires" Perry
Current Governor of Texas and leading republican candidate for president and inventor "Hair Helmet for Men."

Personal Goal: Destroy 49,000 teacher's jobs in TX and to do something different to turn the country around, like putting a not terribly bright Texan in the White House.

Wikipedia at a Glance: Perry graduated from Paint Creek High School in 1968. He then attended Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, was elected senior class social secretary, and was also elected as one of A&M's five yell leaders (a popular Texas A&M tradition analogous to male cheerleaders).[12] Perry graduated in 1972 earning a GPA of 2.5 and a bachelor's degree in animal science.[13]

Years as a Government Employee: 26
Governor of Texas, 2000 - 2012
Texas Lieutenant Governor, 1999 - 2000
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, 1991 - 1999
Texas State House of Representatives, 1985 - 1991

Gov. Chris "Teachers are thugs!" Christie
Current Governor of New Jersey, potential presidential candidate and Tony Soprano stand-in.

Personal Goals: Make fun of Obama for not having the courage to lead, then turn down roaring right-winger crowd begging me to run (or lightly jog) for office.

Wikipedia at a Glance: Christie has been criticized for subpoenaing Senator Robert Menendez during his contested 2006 campaign, just two months before the election.[35][36] Christie's aides have insisted that they initiated the action in response to an article that appeared in The Record, which reported that in 1994, when Menendez was a U.S. Representative, he had leased his former home to a social service agency that he had helped obtain federal financing.[35] The non-profit group paid Menendez more than $300,000 over nine years to rent the building. Menendez claims to have cleared the arrangement with the Congressional ethics office, a step that had also been reported previously by New Jersey newspapers.[35]According to Menendez, just prior to signing the rental lease, he cleared it by phone with a lawyer on the staff of the United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Following the subpoena, the lawyer, who no longer works with the Committee, came forward to say that while she doesn’t recall the conversation, it probably happened—and that if she were advising Menendez now she would tell him, as she apparently did then, that there was nothing improper about the arrangement.[37] As of August 2009, nothing has come from the investigation.[35]

Years as a Government Employee: 10
Governor of New Jersey, 2010 - 2012
US Attorney for District of New Jersey, 2001 - 2008
Morris Count Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1994 - 1995

Michele "No seriously, dude, what are you on? "Bachmann
Current Member of Congress from Minnesota, and presidential candidate cuz God said so.

Personal Goals: Wash away the gay and offer federal money to constituents while ranting against federal spending.

Wikipedia at a Glance: In 1979, Bachmann was a member of the first class of the O. W. Coburn School of Law, then a part of Oral Roberts University (ORU).[11] While there, Bachmann studied with John Eidsmoe, whom she described in 2011 as "one of the professors who had a great influence on me".[13][14] Bachmann worked as a research assistant on Eidsmoe's 1987 book Christianity and the Constitution, which argues that the United States was founded as a Christian theocracy, and should become one again.[11][13]
Years as a Government Employee: 17
Member of Congress, Head of Tea Party Caucus, 2006 - 2012
Minnesota State Senator, 2000 - 2006
IRS Tax Attorney, 1988 - 1993

"Immense debt is a moral water hazard"
Current Speaker of the House of Representatives and frog to the Tea Party's scorpion.

Personal Goal: Screw Obama then golf, golf, golf!

Wikipedia at a Glance: A September 2010 New York Times story said Boehner was "Tightly Bound to Lobbyists" and "He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.".[22]

Years as a Government Employee: 27
US House of Representatives, 1990 - 2012
Ohio House of Representatives, 1985 - 1990
Board of Trustees, Union Township, Butler Co., Ohio, 1982 - 1984

Eric "I WANT YOU to Cut Spending" Cantor
Majority Leader of the House and sole Jewish republican in the House of Representatives surrounded by evangelical goyim.

Personal Goal: Make students pay, and pay, and pay. And everyone else, too.

Years as a Government Employee: 19
US House of Representatives, 2001 - 2012

Virginia House of Delegates, 1992 - 2001

Wikipedia at a Glance: He enrolled at George Washington University (GW) in 1981, and as a freshman he worked as an intern for House Republican Tom Bliley of Virginia and was Bliley's driver in the 1982 campaign.[5] Cantor was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity while at GW and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1985[6] He earned a Juris Doctor degree from William & Mary Law School in 1988, and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1989.[2]

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