U.S. Politicians Living High on the Hog on Our Dime!

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$5.25 Million For Senate Hair Care And 21 Other Ways Politicians Are Living The High Life At Your Expense

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
September 26, 2013

If you want to live the high life, you don’t have to become a rap star, a professional athlete or a Wall Street banker.  All it really takes is winning an election.  Right now, more than half of all the members of Congress are millionaires, and most of them leave “public service” far wealthier than when they entered it.  Since most of them have so much money, you would think that they would be willing to do a little “belt-tightening” for the sake of the American people.  After all, things are supposedly “extremely tight” in Washington D.C. right now.  In fact, just the other day Nancy Pelosi insisted that there were “no more cuts to make” to the federal budget.  But even as they claim that things are so tough right now, our politicians continue to live the high life at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.  The statistics that I am about to share with you are very disturbing.  Please share them with everyone that you know.  The American people deserve the truth.

According to the Weekly Standard, an absolutely insane amount of money is being spent on the “hair care needs” of U.S. Senators…

Senate Hair Care Services has cost taxpayers about $5.25 million over 15 years. They foot the bill of more than $40,000 for the shoeshine attendant last fiscal year. Six barbers took in more than $40,000 each, including nearly $80,000 for the head barber.

Keep in mind that there are only 100 U.S. Senators, and many of them don’t have much hair left at this point.

But hair care is just the tip of the iceberg.  The following are 21 other ways that our politicians are living the high life at your expense…

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The Call for Muslims to Seek Public Assistance in Michigan

Commentary By:  Gordon King

I recently received an email from a gentleman (Mr. Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.) informing me of some very interesting information.  The State of Michigan is now offering applications for it’s Food Stamp Program in the Arabic Language.  I went to the Michigan website, and sure enough he is correct.  I find this quite disturbing.  Is the Muslim population in America growing so large that we now must prepare documentation in Arabic?  Not only that, but his email goes on to say that many of these Muslim men have several wives and are lying about their situation in order to receive additional support.  Gee, I wonder who is paying for all of this?  What’s next, Sharia law?

(I have included a biographical statement from Mr. LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D., at the end of the email).

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 The Call for Muslims to Seek Public Assistance in Michigan

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Before our eyes the United States of America is changing into a society true Americans will not recognize in a very short-time from now.  Distributed below is an example of that which I just wrote.  Remember that ‘hope and change’ thing Obama touted; well it is happening at a steady clip.  As long as there are Starbucks, movies, McDonalds, Wal Mart, and now the return of Monday Night Football, most Americans will be too preoccupied to notice what is truly happening before their eyes. 

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They Are Systematically Destroying Our Independence And Making Us All Serfs Of The State

credit: blog.heritage.org

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
August 13, 2013

The percentage of Americans that are economically independent has dropped to a stunningly low level. 

In order to be economically independent, you have got to be able to take care of yourself without any assistance from anyone else. 

Unless you are independently wealthy, that means that you either have your own business or you have a full-time job. 

Unfortunately, as you will see below, the percentage of Americans that are self-employed is at an all-time record low and the percentage of Americans with a full-time job has declined to a level not seen in about 30 years. 

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Signs of declining economic security

ECONOMIC INSECURITY

Chart shows cumulative economic insecurity by age

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.

The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administration’s emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to “rebuild ladders of opportunity” and reverse income inequality.

Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families’ economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy “poor.”

“I think it’s going to get worse,” said Irene Salyers, 52, of Buchanan County, Va., a declining coal region in Appalachia. Married and divorced three times, Salyers now helps run a fruit and vegetable stand with her boyfriend, but it doesn’t generate much income. They live mostly off government disability checks.

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