Friday, March 5, 2021

Senate's 'accountant' blocked crisis aid. And wasted a boatload of your money.

I remember Ron Johnson pitching his accounting background when he ran for the Senate in 2010. 

Fast forward to the overnight wee hours, where his monkey-wrenching bill-reading stunt to intentionally delay COVID aid for hard-pressed everyday Americans wasted 11 hours of 100 Senators' time (with $174,000 annual salaries, so about $87 hourly) - so there's a flushed away $95,700 right there.

With thousands more hours of Senatorial staff, security and custodial employees' time also wasted keeping that entire Capitol wing up and running overnight, too. 

I'd estimate the cost of Johnson's stunt in the $200,000 range.

Some accountant.


Anonymous said...

Ro Jo Dumbo.

Anonymous said...

$95,700 how tall is that in money? I'd be curious of the results of a true false comprehension exam to the Senate after the reading as to what is in and not in the bill. No question that Johnson is a not so useful idiot. The entire process is nuts. For the voting rights act, as well as this package I'd rather see an up or down 50% plus 1 vote on the pieces of legislation that are disputed. But as our former president says - "fixed".

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Republicans will spend any price to try to rig votes and elections, and pull political stunts. Look at Robbin' Vos and the rest of the WisGOPs in the Legislature, who have said they are willing to spend millions of our taxpayer dollars to try to pull Gerrymander 2 this year.

Govt spending is only a GOP concern when it is spent on someone other than themselves and their cronies/puppetmasters.