Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NO WONDER OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TO RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!!!

The Ten Highest-Paid :

President: Barack Obama 
Annual Base Salary: $400,000  (FYI: this amount was set in the George W. Bush term)

Postmaster General: Patrick R. Donahoe
Annual Base Salary: $245,000

Vice President: Joseph Biden
Annual Base Salary: $227,300

Speaker of the House: John Boehner : $223,500

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Admiral Michael Mullen
Annual Base Salary: $220,734.36

Chief Justice of Supreme Court John G. Roberts
Annual Base Salary: $217,400

Chairman of the Federal Reserve: Benjamin Bernanke
Annual Base Salary: $199,700

Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid
Annual Base Salary: $193,400

Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner
Annual Base Salary: $191,300

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton
Annual Base Salary: $186,600

total : $ 2,304,934.00

(that’s two million,three hundred four thousand, nine hundred thirty-four dollars….PER YEAR)

Read more: The Ten Highest-Paid Government Jobs - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2011/03/04/the-ten-highest-paid-government-jobs/#ixzz1TKAje8f8

Other federal officials, such as the Vice President, Cabinet members, and members of Congress do not have fixed salaries, but rather ones that can increase annually. ( unlike minimum wage, that goes for years and years without changing ) document published by the Congressional Research Service called Salaries of Federal Officials by Barbara L. Schwemle [CRS Report for Congress 98-53 GOV]. http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/pensionFARQ.html

The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.

Congress: Leadership Members' Salary (2011)
Leaders of the House and Senate are paid a higher salary than rank-and-file members.

Senate Leadership
Majority Party Leader - $193,400
Minority Party Leader - $193,400

House Leadership
Speaker of the House - $223,500
Majority Leader - $193,400
Minority Leader - $193,400

***living-adjustment (COLA) increase takes effect annually.

Add the fact that Congress’ pay and benefits are *exempt from government shutdown” … i.e., they continue collecting their $174,000 paycheck and choke-a-horse perks package no matter what happens after the government’s funding runs out next Friday.

http://www.watchblog.com/thirdparty/archives/007420.html

Also add that members of Congress automatically draw a percentage of their salary for life after leaving office. That pension ranges from a minimum of 28% up to 80%, depending on their length of time in office. (Note: 28% of $174,000 is $48,720.)

Also add that every member of Congress is paid per diem, free travel, free postage, free health club/spa memberships, free retirement (i.e., they don’t pay in), and all expenses such as cell phones, meals, bottled water, clothing allowances – even shoe polishing – are all paid by you and I.

Also add that Congress is exempt from whatever health care requirements or Medicare/Medicaid cuts they impose on taxpayers because they gave themselves the choice to “opt in” on public health care or take the taxpayer-funded premium plan offered to all Congressional officials.

Retirement Benefits http://www.thecapitol.net/FAQ/payandperqs.htm

Personal Staff Allowances: Representatives' staff allowances can be used to hire up to 18 permanent and four non-permanent aides divided between the members' Washington and district offices. The maximum salary allowed to Senate personal staffers in 2003 was $150,159

Expense Allowances for members, kept separate from personal staff allowances, cover domestic travel, stationery, newsletters, overseas postage, telephone and telegraph service, and other expenses in Washington and in the members' state or congressional districts.

The Franking Privilege, a valuable perquisite, allows a member to mail official letters and packages under the members' signature without charges for postage. (See Congressional Deskbook, § 5.50, "Franking Privilege")

Foreign Travel by members for the conduct of government business is financed through special allowances. These funds can come from various sources.

Domestic Travel (to and from District/State)
House: Included in office expenses is a minimum amount of $9,700 (2003), with additional funding based on a formula that uses the distance from Washington, DC to the farthest point in the Congressional district from Washington.

Our national debt is more than $14 trillion dollars at the time of this writing.

Their are 365 men in the House Of Representatives and 70 women for a total of 435.
There  are  86  men and 14 women in the senate.

This comes out to 535 annual pay checks @ $174,000   per check

not counting perks….which add up into the millions/ billions.

Want to do some multiplication ?

Now, I  don’t have a college education, but it seems to me  like the USA ’s borrowing the majority of the  money…

Just to pay the damn help!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

THE MISSING CHILDREN

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Talk about shocking.

The verdict in the Casey Anthony trial today has shocked our nation. We are horrified and we are, once again, mourning the death of a beautiful little three year old baby girl…a child who died and was left in a swamp, in a plastic garbage bag…

In a graveyard for pets.

In my personal opinion, I believe there is a lot more to the story than we may ever know. I believe that there were more people involved in this child’s death than just Casey. I can not believe she drove this child’s body around in the trunk of her car for a month with NO ONE smelling the odor of decomposition..until her car was picked up! She had no job, she had to be staying SOMEWHERE with SOMEONE…so why didn’t they smell the odor?

So many, many questions with no answersnot truthful ones anyway. I feverishly hope someday, someone, will come forward with the TRUTH.

Either way...

GOD knows.

HE ALWAYS KNOWS THE TRUTH.

We may try to hide it from HIM , but we can’t. 

God has been dealing with this since the beginning of time. This goes all the way back to when Cain killed Abel....Cain too, tried to hide it from God, but

God knew and He called him on it.

What is wrong with the people in this world? Our children are suppose to be fed, to be clothed, to be loved, and to be protected…How hard is that for parents to do?  There are so many,many little children missing and/or dead now. What about little Haleigh Cummings, who was also from Florida and was never found? Or Madeline; the little girl who ended up missing when her parents left her in a motel room while they partied? And don't forget, they never got anyone for the murder of little Joan Benet Ramsey.

This is  just to mention a very few.

There is a status going around Facebook now, that is asking for people to “KEEP  THE PORCH LIGHT ON FOR CAYLEE”  at 9pm tonight….

But, I say;

Keep it on tonight for ALL the little children who are still missing, and murdered.

We can also pray and be thankful that God has the final judgment…because HE says;

Romans 12:19-21

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL