Her staffers can no longer afford “a good meal” on Capitol Hill due to the impact of sequester cuts. As Breitbart’s Mike Flynn notes, those poor staffers only make two- to three-times as much as the average American taxpayer, but whatevs:
Wasserman Schultz’s top aide earns around $160k a year. She pays two additional aides around $120k a year. She has five additional aides who earn between $60-100k a year.
The Florida Democrat also complains that offering anything less than a six-figure salary makes it difficult to fill Capitol Hill positions:
“The more we rob Peter to pay Paul,” she said, “the tougher it is for us to compete not only with the private sector but with other federal agencies.”
“If it’s a $100,000 reduction in your [allowance] you really need to start preparing for a staff change,” adds Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. “That’s a whole person!” That’s a whole person in the public sector — it’s closer to two or even three in the private sector. It’s about time Congress started to operate more like a business on a budget.
And while her staffers are starving to death on their $100k salaries, Wasserman Schultz hopped a flight aboard Air Force One with President Obama to visit Israel. No word on where the funding for her trip is coming from…