Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims that sequestration are bringing congressional staffers to the brink of starvation.
Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets.
However, when one actually looks at the costs of meals on Capitol Hill...
An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year
Is it really too much to ask for someone earning between $60,000 dollars and &160,000 dollars to pay for their own lunches, regardless of the cost on Capitol Hill? Like the rest of us do? Or gasp, bring a lunch from home? Is this kind of ridiculous demagogy really necessary? And how do they expect the public to take them seriously when there's actually something important that needs to be brought to everybody's attention?
How is there any chance of tackling the real and serious budget issues, when Democrats won't even budge on literally a free lunch?