More evidence of the disconnect between "them" and "us"

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More evidence of the disconnect between "them" and "us"

In trying times, Congress feels comfortable with increasing their budget by almost 6%.

"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."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27732.html#ixzz0U0w2IDNk

 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27732.html

While Social Security recipients are denied their COLA.

http://news.aol.com/article/obama-calls-for-250-payments-to-seniors/718040?icid=main|main|dl1|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farticle%2Fobama-calls-for-250-payments-to-seniors%2F718040

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