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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Welcome Mr. Secretary...

U.S., Political, Quality of Life

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Sen. Hagel for SecDef?

U.S., Political, People Making A Difference

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Cat's Eye Marbles

U.S., Quality of Life, Potpourri

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Pension Envy

U.S., Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, Wisconsin

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Roundabouts

Village Buzz, Village Board, Quality of Life, Germantown, Taxes

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More Quotations for Reflection...

Potpourri, Quality of Life, Political, Taxes

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State of the Union & Response

U.S., Political

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Vote Next Tuesday

Wisconsin, Political, Quality of Life

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The Distinguished Warfare Medal...

U.S., Political, Quality of Life

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The Minimum Wage Discussion

U.S., Political, Economy, Taxes, Quality of Life

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What Were They Thinking?

U.S., Political, Quality of Life

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Golf Truisms for a Blustery Winter Day

Potpourri, Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

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Medicare Advantage Targeted

U.S., Wisconsin, Political, Healthcare, Quality of Life

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Residency Requirements?

Wisconsin, Political, Education, Fire Department, Police, Quality of Life

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SEQUESTER!

U.S., Taxes, Economy, Political

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The Duplicitous Fourth Estate

U.S., Political, Economy, Quality of Life, Taxes

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Not a Bad Gig...

U.S., Taxes, Political

A good friend sent this item to me from his Monday Morning newsletter:

The median wealth of a House member is $765,010... For a Senator it’s $2.38 million. Yet, incredibly, they still enjoy all of this:

  • $174,000 salary
  • Free company car
  • Free gas
  • Free parking (even at airports)
  • Free flights almost anywhere in the world
  • Per diem travel allowance... up to $3,000 a trip
  • A month’s paid vacation
  • 3-day work-weeks
  • Free membership to a top-flight gym
  • Pension plan and 401K plan
  • Full retirement benefits (including up to 44% of their six figure salaries) at age 62
  • Free top of the line health insurance with 10 plans to choose from
  • Fully covered – even with pre-existing condition

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