John Boehner who is second in line to the Presidency, espouses fiscal frugality, however when he first stepped into power as the House Speaker in January, he not only expanded his staff and his own paycheck, he more than doubled the expense account check he cashes each and every month.
We’ve seen a very consistent message that “fiscal responsibility” is only necessary in areas that conservative individuals, particularly the religious ones, are ideologically opposed to. Like, teen pregnancy prevention and sexual healthcare, for example.
Or maybe we’ve seen a very consistent message that they don’t give two fucks about fiscal responsibility, it’s just the only platform they have left, and they are using it to try and hide they’re real agenda: to make everyone behave the way they think is best.
Democrat Steny Hoyer has not accepted payment since last February because he decided, “the appropriate thing to do was to stop receiving it.”
now, to be fair, I think most democrats are wankers too. But at least they’re not pretending to be something they’re not to the public. Pretty sure that’s called lying..