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Asshole of the Week Award Goes to ...

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... Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Dumbassistan)

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) lamented in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that his staff can get rich as lobbyists while he is "stuck here making $172,000," according to the National Review Online.

NRO's Jonathan Strong reports that Gingrey said that staff may not make a lot of money on Capitol Hill, “but in a few years they can just go to K Street and make $500,000 a year. Meanwhile I’m stuck here making $172,000.”

During the meeting, Republicans discussed a proposal to exempt lawmakers and their staff from a new law requiring them to participate in federal health-care exchanges.

Gingrey and other lawmakers expressed concern about the financial toll the new law would take on them on their staffs.


I know good people who left congress and cashed in on lobbying, and even have their son doing the same. It is very sad to see how easily our democracy can be bought. Where is Jimmie Stewart?

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