Taking One for the Team

There is a reason I lived 24 centuries ago. Even though I never succeeded in finding an honest man, my chances were far better then than now. The lamp I carried in my search remains unlit.

Here is the Washington Post article that convinced me that honesty is not valued in your time.

Today, 800,000 federal civilians are working without pay and 380,000 are furloughed. A small (about 2 percent ) pay raise was planned for all federal civilian workers, but this was frozen by President Trump.

But not to worry.

Senior political employees in the White House will get raises, including Vice-President (does that mean he’s president of vice?) Pence will be getting about a ten thousand dollar pay raise. No longer will Vice-President Pence have to struggle to make ends meet on $230,7000 (plus expenses), but will have his pay increased to $243,000 (plus expenses).

That’s the 21st century version of “taking one for the team.”

 

 

Money Saving Suggestions

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Since I lived quite a few centuries ago, I don’t have to worry about paying taxes any longer. Nevertheless, thrift being a virtue and because I have areputation for being obnoxious, here are a few suggestions.

  1. The White House should start labeling offices for cabinet members with those yellow stickies; they also could be used for organization charts.
  2. Even better, if the White House used a temporary employment agency for cabinet members, the taxpayers wouldn’t have to pay for benefits and a replacement could be found in a matter of days.

Is it coincidence that given the current world situation there’s a trend for governments to make marijuana legal–or is it a survival mechanism?

In any case, being dead for hundreds of years has its advantages, at least for me