Do you feel the tugging of a slowed economy dragging you down? Have you spent conservatively this Christmas season out of fear for what might happen in the next few months? Are you terrified of a modern Great Depression?

“Not us,” says the United States Congress!

From The Hill:

A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay.

Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase, amounting to an additional $2.5 million that taxpayers will spend on congressional salaries, and watchdog groups are not happy about it.

Merry Christmas, America. While you struggle, our wonderful government is not only adding to our tax burden with bailouts that we have no idea how we’re going to pay for, but also giving themselves a nice $4,700 raise.

This is why I hate the government.

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