Every Republican Rep Who Voted Against 40% Pay Raise Took It Anyway Because They’re Worse Than The Democrats, Except For Big Angelo D From Bridgewater
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Last month we praised the 44 state representatives and 9 state senators who voted against a 40% pay raise for themselves. The pay raise was vetoed by Governor Baker, but was then over ridden by the pigs at the trough who sit on taxpayer funded seats Beacon Hill – 116-44 in the house, and 31-9 in the senate.
But these people only deserve praise if they didn’t accept the raise. After all, you’d have to be a pretty lumpy bag of flaccid penises to accept a pay raise that you voted against. But apparently Representative Paul Frost, and every single other person except for one who voted no, is still gonna take the dough:
Three times Rep. Paul Frost, R-Auburn, voted against the recent hefty pay raise for legislative leaders. But now that the measure has passed, Mr. Frost plans to accept the salary hike. Mr. Frost is one of the 12 of 13 House Republican leaders who are taking the pay raise they voted against. The only House Republican to turn down the increase is Angelo D’Emilia of Bridgewater. He will see the stipend he receives as third assistant minority leader increase from $15,000 to $35,000. That is on top of a lawmaker’s base salary of $62,547.
“It’s the law,” said the 11-term GOP legislator, whose district includes Auburn, Millbury and parts of Charlton and Oxford. “I objected … to these pay raises. I can refuse the raise. But that money doesn’t go back to the General Fund. That money goes back to the care, custody and control of the speaker of the House” – Robert DeLeo, a Winthrop Democrat – “to spend however he sees fit. Why should I do that?
“Giving that money back to the speaker to use however he wants … just empowers him to have more money for him to play with (rather than) for me to use to help my family and use in my district as I see fit,” Mr. Frost said.
What a bunch of swindlers. Do they think we’re dumb? The people who voted no but took the dough are worse than the people who voted yes. At least they were up front and honest about being crooks. These dooshnozzles voted no because the KNEW the bill was gonna pass anyway, and then they could look good AND cash in at the same time. Can’t tell you how disappointed we are in Donnie Berthiaume, Peter Durant, Kate Campanale, Kim Ferguson, and the 40 other representatives not named Angelo D’Emilia for treating us like we’re stupid. Like we wouldn’t follow up on this story.
But yea, shout out to Big Angelo D for keeping it real.
Never heard of that guy before. He’s my new favorite politician ever though.
And how bout Paul Frost’s reasoning?
“I don’t believe that I should receive less pay than somebody else who voted for the bill,” he said. “So they get the bonus but I’m not allowed to get that bonus because I took the right vote? No, I don’t agree with that. I did the right thing three times, as opposed to a person who did the wrong thing three times, yet I should be devalued in my work or in my position to my Democrat counterpart? I don’t think that’s fair to my family and to the district as a whole.”
Wait….what? So you accepted the pay raise because you’re basically admitting that you’re not better than the democrats who just spit in the face of the taxpayers?
Newsflash – you didn’t “do the right thing three times.” You voted no three times because you knew you were getting the raise anyway and wanted to look good for the cameras. You’re a crook. Nothing more, nothing less.
Or check out the excuse making from North Attleborough Representative Betty Poirier, who voted no and took the dough:
“Besides, Democratic leaders got pay raises, so Republicans should too. I don’t want to feel like I’m a second class citizens to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle.”
This is a joke right? They did the wrong thing so I have to do the wrong thing too? Because if I don’t go against my convictions then I’m gonna be wicked jeally of the pigs at the trough across the aisle from me?
Look, I don’t care where that money ends up. That’s all just a bunch of bullshit excuses. If you have any principals whatsoever you don’t accept it. The general public doesn’t give a shit about your excuses about the money coming from this account or that account. All we care about is the perception. And when you vote against a pay raise, and then you accept it, we all perceive that you’re an assbag.
Believe it or not, you can vote against the bill and NOT accept the money. Just ask Charlie Baker, Karyn Polito, every single Republican in the State Senate, and democrat Anne Gobi. They all turned it down. On a local level in Worcester, Councilor Gaffney voted against the pay raise and declined it. Because that’s what you do when you have convictions and you stand for something.
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