According to Democrat congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, her staffers can no longer afford a "good meal" on Capitol Hill because of the impact of the sequester cuts. However, after you find out how much DWS's staffers make, you'll be wondering what in the heck it is they eat on Capitol Hill…diamonds?
Wasserman Schultz staffers earn two to three times as much as the average American taxpayer. In fact, her highest paid staffer makes $160k a year. Two other aides pull in $120k a year, and five others earn between $60-100k a year.
"If you're making $160,000, you can't afford a meal of $7 chicken, mashed potatoes and asparagus," Glenn joked. "She said she worried about the price of meals in the restaurants getting so high that her aids are being priced out of a good meal."
Poor, poor Wasserman Shultz staffers can't afford pricey Capitol Hill meals on the taxpayer's dime.
Well, if it were actually true, they'd at least know how the average American feels. Not to mention that most taxpaying, hardworking Americans probably weren't to thrilled to hear that they were paying for that to begin with, much less listen to DWS whine about it.
"If I may — this is going to stun you — if you're making $160,000 and you are forced to buy a $7 a meal…and had that for every single meal the entire year, and you made $160,000 you would have to live on $150,335 a year," Stu pointed out.
Of course that's before taxes…but Debbie Wasserman Shultz was all for the tax increases, so that shouldn't be a problem.