So I was riding the Metro, which is the name of the subway system in Washington, D. C., yesterday and I came across a front page article in the Washington Examiner that read: “Thousands of Federal Workers Ride Metro for Free” I wasn’t the least bit surprised, but I was angry; especially since I had just placed a $5 bill into the Metro farecard machine not five minutes before reading this article. Once again, while the average hard-working and taxpaying American struggles simply to make ends meet, the federal bureaucrats in Washington are having everything handed to them on a silver taxpayer-funded plater.
It seems that some 120,000 federal “workers” receive as much as $230 a month for transit on Washington’s Metro system. This news follows on the heels of other disturbing news regarding the many perks that federal “workers” receive, which the ordinary, taxpaying American does not. For example, a December 10, 2009 article in USA Today, which was titled: “For Feds, More Get 6-Figure Salaries“, tells us that “The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession . . . “
Yeah, that’s “during the recession” folks.
A March 10, 2010 article in USA Today, which was titled: “Federal Pay Ahead of Private Industry“, tells us that “federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations . . . “
My question is: “When are average, hard-working and taxpaying Americans who are NOT federal government employees ever going to get it?”
Are we content to allowing these federal freeloaders to continue to steal our tax dollars so that they might line their own pockets with OUR money?
I assure you, the federalcrats are laughing at us . . . all the way to their banks.
But I’m NOT laughing, I’m angry!