Monday, November 8, 2010

I am Paying for Grief Counseling Now?

All congressional members and staff that lost their jobs last Tuesday have been given information on grief counseling.  While I understand that losing your job is a difficult thing, this seems a little over the top. 

Apparently a team of five went to all the offices today to drop off paperwork and have conversations about resume writing, payroll information, and benefits information.  The packet of paperwork also contained the different stages of grief, the first one being anger.  (Although, I was always under the impression the first stage of grief is denial, but that is neither here nor there).

OK, the legislators make $174K per year, they can't pay someone to help them with resume writing?  Most of the lower level staffers will be able to apply for jobs in the newbie offices. 

It just blows the mind what our government spends money on. 


Teresa said...

This is truly ridiculous. The congressional members who lost their jobs should be able to act more like adults and pay for grief counseling on their own like other adults do.

Soloman said...


And did you see the "flash" on Drudge this afternoon, about the "party" San-Fran-Nan plans to hold, in "celebration of the achievements of the 111th Congress?"

Lord, have mercy.

Just a conservative girl said...

Sadly, yes we are paying for this.

I did see that headline. Nanny doesn't care what happened to the balance of the dems that lost. She wanted that healthcare bill, it didn't matter what the price was. That is her legacy, and she was going to get it by hook or by crook. She doesn't even like the final law, but she figures it will have to be tinkered with over time and it will end up as single payer, which is what she wanted.

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