Political Commentary on Issues for Southern Arizona Congressional District 7 voters
Thursday, June 3, 2010
While your pay goes down, Grijalva Votes his own Raise
House Republicans brought a vote to the floor to freeze federal wages, including their own, this week, a savings of 30 billion for the federal government while millions of Americans are out of work and salaries nationwide are dropping. The Democrats response? It wouldn't be "fair" to hardworking federal employees (despite negative inflation for the last year). Raul Grijalva, who three weeks ago called for a boycott of Arizona, joined the vote, along with two other Arizona dems, giving federal workers a 1.5% pay raise in addition to the 7% raise he has received since the beginning of the "Great Recession." So while your health insurance cost skyrocket, while salaries nationwide sink, while you struggle, your democratic representatives, in addition to making your life difficult, continue to line their pockets with your money. Makes perfect sense to me.
Who am I? Like yourself, I am a concerned citizen who is sick of elected officials who's only concern is their own political future. In 1994 I moved to southern Arizona to work and live because of the large number of jobs being created in this fabulous state. Like most Arizonans I value the freedom of economic opportunity that this state is known for and that has helped us to thrive. Unfortunately, many politicians, having passed themselves off as sharing these values, now promote a socialistic agenda, wanting to spend the wealth that Arizonan's create on large government and programs that stifle creativity and initiative. I wish to be a voice in opposition to these charlatans. Enjoy my blog.