Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ISBL Asshat of the Week:Phil Gingrey

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. 



the dogs' mother said...

Once again words fail me. Good thing they don't fail Bob. :-)

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Anonymous said...

If we go by hourly wages, I take home about 1/10th of what this jerk does. Perfect choice for this week.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Politicians in the US and UK are overpaid and out of touch with reality. As for empathy and sympathy with their constituents? Dream on.

anne marie in philly said...

uh, yeah. if he can't make it on $170K, then I have a bridge to sell him. I make 1/5th what he does and I make do.

totally asshat!

unleadpencil said...

I lost to this man in the last election cycle. Republican voters here wanted to keep this tea party faker, worst-middle-class voting record, lobby-loving, out-of-touch cajillionaire, and doctor who likes insurance companies and pharma companies over people. Gerrymandering works for them.

Ron said...


Gingrey is repellent. Isn't he a doctor or something? Many of these millionaire Republicans get their millions via the Good Old Boy Network. Just another word for sophisticated stealing. Gingrey and his ilk are the real parasites on America, not the false Welfare Queen analogy they are so fond of portraying poor people. Unfortunately, asshats like Gingrey aren't going anywhere anytime soon because they have a constituency that believes their lies. Sad and disheartening but we do outnumber them. We just have to get smarter and play tougher.