Boy, it’s hard out there for a millionaire Republican Congressman, no?
It must be a chore, struggling to make ends meet for Phil Gingrey — that millionaire Republican Congressman … from Georgia — because he’s complaining about it.
During a meeting with fellow Republicans, like Weeper of the House John Boehner, to discuss finding a way to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from having to enroll in Obamacare, Gingrey whined about his salary, saying, that while lobbyists can “make 500,000 a year … I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year.”
Gingrey works just 126 days — or about four months a year — to make that $172,000; that’s roughly $1365.00 a day, or $170.00 per hour for an eight-hour day. Like I said, it’s hard out there for a —
What? Gingrey has other income in addition to his job that pays him nearly two-hundred bucks an hour? What’s that? Phil Gingrey is a millionaire, whose net worth is listed between $3 million and $7.6 million?
See, therein lies the problem with the GOP, that Out Of Touchiness thing they have going on, because members of the Grand Out-of-Touch Party think that $170.00 an hour isn’t enough money to earn while representing their constituents who make far, far less than that.
I wonder how Gingrey would feel if he had to work a real eight hour day and take home less than a thousand dollars? We’ll never know because that’ll never happen. But it won’t stop him from complaining about it.
And, as a note to Phil Gingrey: if it isn’t enough money for you — and let’s remember that as a member of Congress Gingrey voted to give himself, and his ilk, some 239 days off a year — then maybe you should resign. Let someone have the job who actually needs the money, won’t complain about the money and might, just might, give the people of Georgia their money’s worth.