Still Want to Keep Incumbent State Legislators? Read on.

The Tribune-Review has provided some more reasons for a good Clean Sweep. Brad Bumsted covers the legislators who made the most in terms of per diem’s. What’s a per diem? Per diem’s are a flat daily supplement to a legislator when he’s "on the job".

You see, it’s not enough that we slop the hogs (er, pay the legislators) with the biggest paychecks this side of Sacramento, we have to make sure that they should not SPEND the *$&*# paychecks on things like food and transportation. Yes, we give ’em more money for that.

Comments 3

  1. timmy steel wrote:

    It’s only fair to give a free ride to the free lunch. Besides you don’t want the legistators thinking about tax hikes on an empty stomach 🙂

    Posted 02 May 2006 at 1:32 pm
  2. Jerry wrote:

    😉 But isn’t that what lobbyists are for? The columnist mentioned those, so why not outsource all of our perks to the lobbyists, who *should* have to work to maintain the legislators they buy! This is America, everyone has to work! Even the 90-year old pensioners have to put in their time at Wal-Mart.

    Posted 02 May 2006 at 3:21 pm
  3. advogado de diabo wrote:

    Their salaries are relativly low compared to what most of them could make in the private sector, and I expect my legislators to travel around a lot so I don’t think the per diems are unreasonable either.

    All that being said, Virgina has a part time Legslature that only meets on average 45 days per year. Most of them have other jobs or private businesses they run for the rest of the year. If VA and many other states can run well with a PT legslature, why not PA?

    Posted 02 May 2006 at 10:18 pm

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