Let me put this…

..as delicately as I can…

As I was passing through security at Boston’s Logan Airport on Tuesday night, a TSA worker discovered a penny in one of the bins that had just gone through the screener.
He picked up the coin, turned to a colleague and said with a grim smile: “This is your Obama bonus.”
Which made me wonder: Is President Obama’s strategy of offering pre-emptive concessions destined to make enemies of his potential friends in the electorate without winning over any of his adversaries?

FUCK YOU, E.J. Dionne, and the horse you rode in on, you motherfucker. Potential friends in the electorate? Fedgov workers are Obama’s friends ANYWAY because he wants to employ more of them. What about those of us who have worked for literally YEARS on end without even a penny bump in OUR wages? What about those of us who have had to take unpaid furloughs that we could barely afford precisely because of those wage freezes? Not all of us work for an employer who could literally print money at its own whim if it wanted to. You of all people ought to know this, considering the industry in which you work. Of course, considering the media outlet for whom you work, it doesn’t surprise me that you would try to make a government employee look like some sort of sympathetic figure, you git.

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3 Responses to “Let me put this…”

  1. Bob S. Says:

    Amen Brother!

    In 2009, I worked for nearly 9 months at 32 hours a week. 20% pay cut. I haven’t had a raise in 3 years.

    Preach it Brother Pistolero!

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    I took a pay cut to go into the field in which I didn’t get that raise for three years, hoping that I would get some kind of raise now and then. I think it’s dirty pool to try to buy friends in the electorate with pay raises, but it seems to be perfectly legitimate to E.J. Dionne and his ilk. Of course, politicians buy votes from everyone else, so I suppose it’s only natural that some would suggest buying them from federal government workers. But what a callous disregard for everyone else! I’m sure the Founding Fathers went to war for less.

  3. BL Says:

    I get a pay cut on a quarterly basis to subsidize things I often don’t agree with and if I screw up my books they might toss me in jail.

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