QCOnline reports that Illinois legislators will be getting a taxpayer funded $3000 windfall over the next 12 months. 71st Rep. Mike Smiddy says he will be giving the $$$$ to charity because:
“I believe that since Illinois is facing tough economic times, it’s not fair that legislators should get this extra money.”
Of course, Old School Sen. Mike “Fists O’ Fury” Jacobs isn’t having any of that, saying he would “probably” donate money from his first higher pay check. Notice the weasel words here “probably” donate money—how much? $1.00? $10.00? $100.00? And only from his “first” higher pay check—subsequent higher pay—who knows?
Being Old School, Jacobs lashes out in typical bitter and cynical fashion:
“Let’s see if we ever get it first”.
Then disses fellow Democrat Smiddy with this no-class put-down:
“A lot of people say they’re going to give money to charity, but how do you know they ever do?”
Wowser! Good to see Mike is back in his Insert Silver Foot In Mouth Mode—-blogging gold!
On top of all this inanity, Mike goes into Professional Victim Mode:
“I didn’t come to government to get rich, but I got bills to pay.”
Well, who doesn’t, but if Mike really was interested in making money, he could always get a job with his daddy’s lobbying business.
Waaaahhhhhhh! Poor Mikey, he’s got bills to pay.
What a pathetic little man.
Oh yes, and speaking of pathetic, 72nd Rep. Pat Verschoore “could not be reached for comment Wednesday.”
A while back one of my commenters suggested that Verschoore was getting senile. His continued lack of comment on issues of the day, even though he has NO competition, makes me wonder if this is true.
A month or two ago, a QCTimes editorial suggested that all the problems currently besetting RICO government stemmed from the fact that Democrat strongmen Gianulis and Winstein had passed from the scene—and earth, and since there was no one to enforce party unity, it was every man for himself with chaos, incompetence and lawsuits as the result.
Jacobs attacking Smiddy suggests this might be the new RICO Democrat reality.
Not that the RICO GOP necessarily has the ability to capitalize on it.