TVNewser AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

More Congressional Fail: Elected Officials Think They Are Underpaid

recycle_congress_cover_ (2)

Meanwhile, back in reality … someone figure out how to do this. Please? 

It’s no secret that our U.S. Congress is full of more talking heads than Jeff Dunham’s closet. In fact, with a national record worst approval rating of nine percent, it’s a miracle they are still employed (but then again, that shows you how stupid voters are believing commercials, but that’s another story).

Earlier this year, we covered a report that came out about the U.S. Congress and Senate — they are mostly millionaires.

According to the Center of Responsive Politics (via USA Today), 48 percent of these elected officials sworn to vote on behalf of our good conscience (not theirs, whatevs), are millionaires. Now understand, they get paid — about $174,000. Not bad, right? Yet nearly half of them don’t drive their own car, don’t pay rent in their own home and rarely buy their own food.

And now, it gets even worse. These fools think they are underpaid… Read more

Mediabistro Course

Mobile Content Strategy

Mobile Content StrategyStarting September 24, learn how to write content for smartphones, tablets, and mobile devices! In this online course, students will learn how to publish across multiple channels and manage the workflow, optimize content for mobile devices, and  engage with their audience across screens. Register now!

More Congressional #PRFail: WIC Expands $2 Per Month

wicJust when you didn’t think it could get any worse, our elected officials sitting on their blessed assurance at Capitol Hill do the unthinkable. This time, they screw impoverished children and infants. After three decades, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is finally investigating the handouts it provides.

After strong consideration, a policy has been enacted to increase the allowance for each child’s fresh produce by 30 percent. Before you applaud, Reuters did the math and shares this percentage turns out to be a paltry and shameful $2 each month.

Read more

Congress Members Skip Seth Rogen’s Testimony on Alzheimer’s, Show How They Really Feel About the Issue

seth rogen alzheimersThis week, Seth Rogen made a funny, charming and impassioned appeal to members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services for research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. At the very least, he also asked for a sign of hope that the government will do more to bring attention to this disease.

He didn’t get that sign.

Rather, he spoke to a room mostly empty of Senate members with only two —  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) – sticking around to listen. (There are 18 members on the committee.) Keep in mind: this was testimony for a subcommittee that is supposed to handle just these sorts of issues.

Congress already has a reputation as a government body that does absolutely nothing, so this doesn’t help.

Read more

U.S. Congress Gets More Bad PR: They’re Mostly Millionaires

recycle_congress_cover_ (2)

Why can’t America make something like this for the next election? Technology, someone?

The time was November 2013 — not too long ago. The dolts elected to represent this country couldn’t get along. There was a budget shutdown prohibiting the opposite of ‘Congress’ — something called progress. And yet, these halfwits were about to make a historic record. Since the first Congress was sworn into office in 1789 to now, never has there been an elected gaggle of turds creating such a stink on Capitol Hill until now.

The magic number is nine, as in percent approval rating. It took Congress for Americans to get united behind politics. We all think they suck, and based on this latest news, that number is going to shrink even more.

Read more

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston: ‘Poor Kids Should Clean Floors for Lunch’

Jack Kingston

Just when you thought public opinion of Congress couldn’t get any worse.

Meet U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA).

He’s a mild-mannered man running for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. When running for such a prestigious office, most people will rehearse talking points that a skilled PR professional will craft. Why? Because said flack will understand how to balance poignancy with diplomacy, persistence with assistance.

Oh no, not Jack. He needed the budget, did away with the flack, bought some Crisco grease, lubed up his ears and stuck his head smooth up his blessed assurance. How? You’ll love this.

Read more