Dave Ramsey – Fire Congress

Agreed! While Americans are forced to slash personal budgets in tough times … and facing higher taxes (especially here in Connecticut), Congress just can’t stop spending your money.

Under a House-Senate conference measure, approved by the House last week and poised for passage in the Senate on Wednesday, spending for the legislative branch will increase 5.8 percent this year, boosting Capitol Hill’s annual budget to $4.7 billion.

The measure includes a hodgepodge of new funding for lawmakers: a $500,000 pilot program for senators to send out postcards about their town hall meetings, $30,000 for receptions for foreign dignitaries and $4 million for consultants — with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) getting up to nine each and Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) getting up to three more.

That’s enough to make poor Dave Ramsey give us another … Ramseyism. Enjoy.


4 replies
  1. Jeff S
    Jeff S says:

    2010 can't come soon enough.  Don't forget what these clowns have done this year and vote them out!!!  What I feared most about Dodd, is that people will forget about his ethical issues and keep him in!!

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I would be perfectly willing to have the Capitol redecorated as a circus tent, given the clowns that fill it, and the fact that they clearly don't live in the real world.


    We could rename the old movie "Killer Clowns from Outer Space" to "Killer Clowns from Washington D.C.".

  3. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Dave Ramsey should be put in charge of all budgets going through Congress. It's people like him who ought to control their spending.

  4. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    just to be clear: people like Dave Ramsey are needed to control Congress's and the administration's spending! 

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