Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz: $60 -160K Staffers are at Brink of Starvation

Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

No Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz your staffers are not Starving, this is what starvation looks like

No Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz your staffers are not Starving, this is what REAL starvation looks like

Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets. Rep. Jim Moran said he may be forced to lay off a staffer — and then Ms. Wasserman Schultz weighed in with her tale of hard times.

Just to clarify: An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.

Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports.

Read more: Washington Times.

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  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Well said Anita! Folks in the DC bubble don’t have a clue about real people like you having to live on a real reduced budget

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellen.powell.1610 Ellen Powell

    Can you see my fingers playing My Heart Bleeds For You on the smallest violins in the world? And really, those are great prices, MiZ Whiney Face,

  • http://twitter.com/AnitaStewart Anita Stewart

    Well, isn’t that interesting! People like me who have been unemployed or underemployed in 18 months and are not eligible for food stamps or any other programs including unemployment compensation have no pity for the staffers that have real jobs and benefits. What a joke!

  • The Rifleman

    Cry me a freaking river Ms Whinny butt! Put them on Food Stamps like Obama has half the nation!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733458581 Nick Scheessele

    Sounds like the prices are really reasonable compared to the real world.