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Do you believe that members of Congress and their staffs are working really hard to fix all of the problems that America is facing?  Well, after reading this article you might have a much different perspective.  The truth is that most Americans have absolutely no idea what goes on in Washington.  As our national debt soars, our economy crumbles and our relationships with other nations fall apart, members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs are barely working.  Instead, our representatives and their aides spend most of the time enjoying the high life.  There is a culture of corruption and decadence that is so pervasive in Washington that it would literally take a miracle to eliminate it.  Trust me, I once worked in that city.  The things that drunk congressional staffers have been saying on Twitter that you are about to read below are not an aberration.  They are entirely consistent with how “business” is usually conducted in Congress.  If the American people only knew what kind of things go on in Washington, the entire political landscape would change overnight.

Posted below are tweets from three staffers of U.S. Representative Rick Larsen.  These staffers had designated this entire month as a “December to Remember” (also known as “D2R”).  Essentially what they had planned to do was to spend the final month of the legislative session partying and getting as drunk as possible while on the job.

The tweets posted below were originally compiled by the NW Daily Marker.  The following are 10 of the most outrageous tweets from the three congressional staffers….

#1 “My D2R team showed up this morning at 9:00am with shots of Jack. What a glorious and frightening way to kick off the month.”

#2 “My coworker just took a shot of Jack crouching behind my desk. We have unabashedly given up on just about all things work related”

#3 “I’m pretty sure I couldn’t pass a field sobriety test right now.  Looking forward to a day in the office”

#4 “Obviously you can tell I’ve been drinking by my stellar spelling skillz”

#5 “were you just drinking jack and coffee during your meeting?”

#6 “Dear taxpayers – I hope you don’t mind that I’m watching YouTube clips of Nirvana at my government job”

#7 “Congressional recess = time to watch Nirvana clips”

#8 “I really like DC, but I could have used another day away. The silver lining is that I don’t have to see my idiot boss”

#9 “It was a nice touch when you referred to the boss as a pu$$y at the end of the day”

#10 “We’re only drinking to cope with the fact that we work for such a selfish asshole. Trust me, you want no part of this.”

You can find the rest of the tweets right here.

Of course now that all of this has been made public you should be able to guess what happened next.

Yes, all three of the staffers have been fired.  The following is from a statement from the office of Representative Larsen….

“Congressman Larsen and his staff became aware of the issue concerning the three staff members at noon EST. We became aware of the issue through a tweet referencing an article about the incident. Congressman Larsen immediately decided to fire the three staff members involved in the incident. The staff members were dismissed at 1:10 p.m. EST”

When you work in politics, it is a really stupid thing to publicly insult your boss.

They should have known better.

If they had kept their partying quiet and had not publicly embarrassed their boss, they would still have jobs today.

The reality is that this kind of partying at work is not uncommon up on Capitol Hill.  As a recent Politico article noted, congressional staffers are generally expected to engage in wild behavior….

The Capitol Hill staff culture has always resembled a fraternity party for the just out of college professionals who dominate the offices.

But they need to blow off steam after working so hard for the American people, right?

Wrong.

How many days a year would you guess that Congress works?

250?

200?

150?

Would you believe only 137?

In 2009, Congress was only scheduled to be in session for 137 days out of the 365 days of the year.

In 2010, Congress was also only scheduled to be in session for 137 days out of the entire year.

Take a few minutes to watch the excellent video posted below.  This video does a better job of breaking down the amount of time that Congress actually works than any other video that I have seen….

As you can see, Congress is not working very hard at all to fix our problems.

Sadly, the truth is that most members of Congress are mostly concerned about themselves.  They are mostly very wealthy people and their campaigns are mostly funded by other very wealthy people.

The following are some facts about money and Congress that I recently shared in an article on The Economic Collapse Blog….

The following are 12 statistics about money and Congress that are so outrageous that it is hard to believe that they are actually true….

#1 The collective net worth of all of the members of Congress increased by 25 percent between 2008 and 2010.

#2 The collective net worth of all of the members of Congress is now slightly over 2 billion dollars.  That is “billion” with a “b”.

#3 This happened during a time when the net worth of most American households was declining rapidly.  According to the Federal Reserve, the collective net worth of all American households decreased by 23 percent between 2007 and 2009.

#4 The average net worth for a member of Congress is now approximately 3.8 million dollars.

#5 The net worth of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi increased by 62 percent from 2009 to 2010.  In 2009 it was reported that she had a net worth of 21.7 million dollars, and in 2010 it was reported that she had a net worth of 35.2 million dollars.

#6 The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, saw his wealth grow by 29 percent from 2009 to 2010.  He is now worth approximately 9.8 million dollars.

#7 More than 50 percent of the members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires.

#8 In 2008, the average cost of winning a seat in the House of Representatives was $1.1 million and the average cost of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate was $6.5 million.  Spending on political campaigns has gotten way out of control.

#9 Insider trading is perfectly legal for members of the U.S. Congress – and they refuse to pass a law that would change that.

#10 The percentage of millionaires in Congress is more than 50 times higher than the percentage of millionaires in the general population.

#11 U.S. Representative Darrell Issa is worth approximately 220 million dollars.  His wealth grew by approximately 37 percent from 2009 to 2010.

#12 The wealthiest member of Congress, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, is worth approximately 294 million dollars.

So if there any hope that we can root out all of this corruption?

Not really.

Sadly, when it comes to federal elections the candidate that raises the most money wins about 90 percent of the time.

We just keep sending the same corrupt politicians back to Congress time after time after time.

Will we ever learn?

The Beginning Of The End - The New Novel About The Future Of America By Michael T. Snyder
  • emma

    Tis only a matter of time before thing roll over, and I not looking forward to that.

    THis is a video that scared me, and but that guys work is killer => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9UtfXRPyJo

  • Cinderella Man JD

    I wonder how many people get drunk and post things on this site? LOL. Dont worry those politicians time is almost up. I hope they’re all looking for jobs soon. Throw the rascals out!!! All of them. When It comes time for the FEMA roundups and forced evauations, then the American Sheeple will awaken from their drug and fluoride induced comas and start kicking some Beltway ass!!! (I hope). Instead of the audacity of hope its the reality of nope!!!

    • Peter

      Sorry Cinderella Man, it will never happen. USA men have been spayed..ah neutered..ah nuttered.

      • Sbari

        VERY NICELY DONE! TOU-CHE!!
        TOUCHE!!!

  • Cinderella Man JD

    Oops Im meant evacuations. I guess im a fluoride brain too… Damn.

  • http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/otep/smashthecontrolmachine.html SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    “Dear taxpayers – I hope you don’t mind that I’m watching YouTube clips of Nirvana at my government job”SLACK OFF LIKE THEY SAY IN THE VIDEO!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVWh-wfLYI WARNING ITS NIRVANA!!!

  • Golden Child

    This is not surprising at all. DC is a city full of lazy, non-producing overpaid alcoholics who drink constantly. Alcoholism is a key part of the glamorous “Hollywood for Ugly People” lifestyle for many of the pretentious, status obsessed, empty-headed degree-snobs and dressed up non-producers in DC. I know. I live right outside of DC in Maryland. It is only natural that DC is full of alcoholics. DC has an abnormally high concentration of lawyers, and lawyers have a much higher rate of alcoholism than the general population. Another unfortunate truth is that many of the well-connected overgrown Ivy-League frat boys in DC still drink like they just turned 21 in Cancun on Spring Break. Many overpaid paper pushers in the District can be seen drinking and over-drinking everyday of the year on U Street, Adam’s Morgan and even Georgetown. You can easily chat with many inebriated red-faced people of power and influence in these places who are obliterated on 5pm on a weekday. The DC beltway is plastered with “DUI Enforcement Area” signs. Just three weeks ago, when a friend an I were driving on the DC beltway, we got sideswiped by an obviously drunk guy fish-tailing across four lanes of traffic in a Benz wearing a suit who refused to stop after the accident and kept going because he was probably drunk. DC is not like San Francisco which is full of stoners. The elite in DC are definitely drunk off of both power and liquor.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Golden Child: Ha ha ha! Excellent post! I live about three hours from DC in Philly, and yes, I’ve seen some hardcore boozing on my visits to the nation’s capitol. I’m a drinker myself, but with me, it’s beer or wine; I can’t handle hard liquor. When I went to DC on some business several years ago during the Bush’s regime’s eight-year assault on the Constitution, I had a meeting at a bar on Wisconsin Avenue in pricy Georgetown. I’m nursing a pint of Guinness, while folks around me were doing shots galore—and I’m thinking to myself, “Yeah, and these drunks are the same bastards who want to lecture the rest of us about morality. Their gall knows no limits.” If someone who lives around New York Avenue or Florida Avenue in the hood gets caught purchasing a bag of weed in order to relieve the stress that comes with working three or four different dead-end minimum-wage jobs in order to survive, then the vermin on Capitol Hill want to nail him or her to the wall good and hard. The “moralists” of Capitol Hill love to preach about “personality responsibility”—unless, of course, they’re looking in the mirror.

  • Golden Child

    Here is the undeniable factual evidence that DC adults are the biggest alcohol abusers in the nation:

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/DC-DC-Adults-Top-Alcohol-Abusers-in-Country-126507408.html?dr

    • Michael

      Nice one!

      Michael

  • mondobeyondo

    Well, that explains it! The entire country’s being run by people hopped up on Jack Daniels.

    The decadence of our high elected officials is appalling. Well, at least it’s good old Tennessee whiskey, and not imported liquor like scotch or Guinness. *sigh* Those poor Congresspeople don’t want to pay import taxes on their beverages, you know.

    “Sadly, the truth is that most members of Congress are mostly concerned about themselves.”

    Can you say “narcissism”? If not, that’s OK. I’ll just spell it instead:

    N-A-R-C-I-S-S-I-S-M. Yes. It’s a case of mind over matter. Congress doesn’t mind – and you don’t matter.

    • mondobeyondo

      Hopefully this behavior is restricted to the holiday season. If this is still happening by August 2012, I may be tempted to Occupy Congress. Ho ho ho… hee hee.. arghhhh.

  • ScoutMotto

    Allowing the federal reserve to continue fuels the corruption, graft and theft of our money. Let’s start by cleaning house in Congress, get people in who will repeal a ton of these bad laws and make dumping the Fed and the IRS top priority.

    As for these people talking bad about their boss on Twitter the ways they did, that was just plain stupid. I’ve had qualms with bosses in the past, but if I don’t want people talking like this about me, then I will not do it.

  • mondobeyondo

    Hey, can I apply for one of those vacant Congress jobs? I promise I won’t drink Jack on the job, and won’t watch Nirvana videos during working hours. I will commit my working hours to helping the people of this nation who are struggling.

    I’ll stick to watching videos of “Aneurysm” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, and sipping Jack and Coke, between midnight and 1:00 am.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Mondobeyondo: I’m with you. I promise that if I can sign up for one of those cushie government jobs and have the taxpayers foot the bill for my health insurance (as opposed to paying for it myself like I do now), I won’t watch any Nirvana videos on the job. No “Heart Shaped Box,” no “Rape Me,” no “Come As You Are.” Cynical, jaded, aging Gen-Xers like myself do need our Nirvana videos (along with some Pearl Jam and some Mudhoney and some Soundgarden and some Smashing Pumpkins), but only when we’re on break. And I won’t have any Jack Daniels and coke, only chianti and some fava beans.

  • Gary2

    Speaker Boner is drunk and crying whats new?

    One thing I could never figure out, politics aside is how do people so stupid to do what Michael says they are doing ever have the brains to get elected? Same with the rich people who shoplift things they can easily afford? I mean seriously WTF?

    • Ben Dover

      I live near Boner’s district. He is just despicable on soooo many levels. There is no fixing this. A complete dismantling of the machine is the only thing that will work. Start at city council level, even in the smallest cities.

  • Gary2

    Hey Michael-wasn’t there a story about one of the regulation (Mining?) drinking, doing cocaine and ********* hookers? What ever happened with that? Nice job if you can get it!

    • Michael

      Would anyone happen to have a link?

      Michael

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Gary2 in Wisconsin: Here in the BRA, prostitution laws are only enforced if you’re a hooker, a run-of-the-mill john or are being made an example of like, say, Heidi Fleiss or Kristen Davis. Politicians who patronize hookers get a pass, and they also get to show up at “values voters” events and try to persuade a bunch of gullible suckers to vote for them. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic (where folks are generally a lot more grown up when it comes to sex), I’ve seen street hookers in Madrid and Paris openly offering “Love for Sale” right in front of the cops. Or as Philly’s very own Patti LaBelle once sang, “Voulez-vouz coucher avec moi ce soir?”

  • William

    The last, and best, chance to right the ship of state in America is the Nov 2012 national election. Without regard to party affiliation, the simple answer is to vote OUT of the US Congress all incumbents, less Paul and his son. If the likes of Graham, McCain, Sessions, Pelosi, Hoyer, Cantor and Reid remain in office, there will be NO HOPE, and you will not be able to read this post, or similar ones, because there will be no internet for you in the FEMA Gulag. You can thank the evil Smirking Chimp Bush and his NeoCon criminals for the end of America. Of course, the Obummer is a total failure also.

  • shypuffadder

    I think alcoholism is a problem for about 55% to 60% of this country. Congresscritters and their staffcritters are simply a reflection of this serious problem.

  • Tim

    Former U.S. Representative Tom Davis (R-Va) always looked like he was either high or hungover. He always had a disheveled appearance.

  • REED RICHARDS

    Par for the course. With rare exceptions, most people who label themselves with the war party labels of either liberal or conservative defend this at every turn. It is no secret that politicians exist for three reasons and three reasons only:

    1. Obey their corporate/banking and big money donor paymasters

    2. Amass the power necessary to repress and subjugate the amerikan sheeple and peoples around the world. Endless wars, military and terrorist coups, Patriot Act and indefinite detention without charge or trial anyone?

    3. Raid and loot the treasuries at the local, state, and federal levels.

    They do this by

    A. Promising the sheeple to keep the gravy train of the warfare and welfare state going indefinitely……………and

    B. Killing and eliminating anyone who dares to challenge their power or their drug running, genocidal agenda…………

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  • amicusbriefs

    Anybody else notice that the mean income of Congress rose in direct proportion to the loss of Middle Class income for the time period referenced? So nice to see somebody other than Vampire Squids and their consorts-for-hire occupying K Street.

  • Loveless One

    When they say these staffers were “fired” you know it was nothing more than a slap on the wrist. For the elite being fired from a job dosen’t mean unemployment and welfare, it just means being filtered out into another Fortune 500 company.

    What kills me is how if you or I (normal people) did this kind of crap at our job we’d be strung up by our toes. In the bizzaro world the elite inhabit this is just considered ‘office antics’. And to think these ‘people’ want to decide what’s right and moral for the common plebs, sick.

    • Gary2

      good insight!

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Loveless One: Yes, there are two sets of rules here in Bizarroworld, also known as The Banana Republic of America. I’m one of the commoners, which means that if, for example, I have a second pint of Guinness in a bar (and take a cab home) after working 10 hours, I’m an evil sinner who needs to spend all eternity in hell……but not before a good waterboarding in a FEMA camp, of course. Ah, but if one of The White Shoe Boys (as Gerald Celente calls them) snorts multiple lines of cocaine, has multiple DUIs and has multiple orgies with hookers, he gets to lecture the commoners and peons about our sinful ways.

  • Mark

    QUESTION:

    If progress means moving forward, what does congress mean?

    HINT:

    Con
    Definition: trick
    Synonyms:
    bluff, cheat, crime, deception, double-cross, dupe, fraud, gold brick, graft, mockery, swindle, take in

    Antonyms:
    honesty, truthfulness

    Gress
    Definition: Step, Degree or Walk

    “sigh” If we only new the true meaning of words, we would’ve known…DOH!!

  • Chiefosage

    It will not make any difference who you get up there because the powers that be are always going to screen any and all who have aspirations of office. They will be indoctrinated ahead of time and if they do not play ball, they will be eliminated. You need to find out who and what the powers that be is. Research in depth. http://www.watch-unto-prayer.com

  • DB200

    “Sadly, when it comes to federal elections the candidate that raises the most money wins about 90 percent of the time.”

    You know why? Because “the most money” means “the most airtime”. Look at this video from 1980.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRI6iSrS1kc&feature=related

  • http://fotozine.eu Rae Merrill

    It doesn’t surprise me. The first thing folk should do is not to vote. After that it all comes down to the obvious.

  • Brady

    Very cool videos, thanks for bringing this knowledge to the people. we have very limited resources to get the real deal. especially after the “indefinite detention act” came to be, starting to feel real ya know?

    Independent journalism must continue in these manipulative times. We are witnessing foundational civil liberties being written off by these morally bankrupt individuals, today, tomorrow, and everyday following.

    Thanks again sir, you are a brave example of clear understanding of their surroundings, and what it means in this troubling and confusing period in human history. Keep up the good work.

  • Joe Johnson

    When you consider that people running for office are usually self important, egocentric scum, the revelations above should come as no surprise. This country should not be governed by career politicians paid exorbitant tax payer funded salaries. When financial reward is no longer the main objective for work in public service, things may change for the better.

  • hipshotpercusion

    Question: What do you call a large group of the most vicious Primates;Baboons?

    Answer: a Congress of Baboons.

    Makes sense to me, how about you?

  • El Pollo de Oro

    One of my favorite slang words from Southern Italy is “pezzonovante” (the plural is pezzonovanti). Essentially, it means a corrupt, sleazy bureaucrat in a position of power, at least when used in a political sense. And there are plenty of pezzonovanti in Washington, DC. Some are Democraps, some are RepubliKKKans.

    Some have names like John Edwards—mister man of the people with the $500 haircuts. And yet, there is no shortage of simpletons who continue to insist that Edwards is a man of the working class.

    Some have names like Newt Gingrich—mister Christian fundamentalist family values who dumped his wife when she had cancer. And yet, there is no shortage of dumbass “values voters” who will no doubt vote for that creep because “we need a man of God in the White House” (well, OK…..maybe if your “god” has a tail and carries a pitchfolk).

    And the thing that’s the most frightening of all isn’t the fact that we have corrupt, two-faced, forked-tongue politicians in The Banana Republic of America (formerly Gli Stati Uniti). Europe also has its share of pezzonovanti. No, it’s the fact that so much of Boobus America (as Philly’s late great Libertarian talk show host Irv Homer used to say) equates “patriotism” with supporting their favorite dirtbags on Capitol Hill. Remember all the times that Ron Paul was demonized by Rush “Pillhead” Limbaugh, Sean Hannity (a loathsome party hack) and the rest of the neocon peanut gallery for not being in lockstep with the criminal Bush regime? Plenty of sheeple in the BRA went along with Pillhead and mindlessly jumped on the “let’s hate Ron Paul” bandwagon during the Bush years, which shows you just how gullible the sheeple are. The pezzonovanti impale the sheeple with a pitchfork, and the sheeple are only too happy to thank them for the privilege of being impaled. To quote the late Irv Homer, “ladies and gentleman, it boggles the mind.”

  • El Pollo de Oro

    And the same government pezzonovanti who goof off on the job and live off the public tit love to go around screaming about how the working poor are worthless layabouts if they only have four part-time minimum wage jobs instead of five. Note to the pezzonovanti: you forfeit your right to talk smack about the working poor when you’ve spent 20 or 30 years living off the taxpayers–and as a small business owner, I’ve been paying your stinking salaries all these years……so when the time comes for austerity measures, how about we start with YOU?

  • A.S.

    Hey people vote for me. I have been posting comments here for a long time that hopefully have shown that I love America and hate the NWO and anyone they command, like almost everyone in Congress. If I win even a seat in the U.S. Representatives, all I can promise is
    1. NEVER take any bribes
    2. NEVER do inside trading
    3. DESTROY every corrupt member of the 535 until they are penniless!
    And may G-d Almighty help me achieve that!

  • JC Vaughan

    I have only one thing to say: Stop Fooling Around and Get Back to Work!

  • lord master

    These guys are just partying cause they know the world’s ending too.

  • byeceeya

    If the american people don’t have time for a genuine education on how politics works (a real misnomer, there) just watch some good old youtube clips of Carlin on politics, the school system, money, etc. He had it right when he said “the two parties exist solely to give YOU the illusion that you have a choice…..YOU DON’T”. When it comes to the economy, WE THE PEOPLE have lots more power than we know. Buying power, or better yet, “non-buying power”. Don’t want our money going to China? Don’t shop at Wal Mart. Don’t want the bankers making obscene profits? Don’t buy that big house, shiny new car…. THEY say that spending money stimulates the economy…. nope, not if it debt and credit. Oh hell, off topic. Sorry.

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