View Full Version : Politico; Our Hearts Are Broken For the Mass Unemployed!

11-17-2010, 12:43 AM

On the agenda: Packing, shredding

By: Erika Lovley
November 15, 2010

As many as 1,800 Democratic congressional staffers will soon lose their jobs, with layoffs hitting everyone from entry-level schedulers to six-figure committee lawyers in a mass exodus that will accompany the greatest congressional turnover in 70 years.

While results are still being tallied in some races, the damage is clear for Democratic staffers. At least 60 seats have been lost, meaning those offices need to start packing their boxes to clear out in December. POLITICO estimated the likely layoffs based on the average number of staffers per House office, as well as the Democratic committee staffing level, which will most likely be slashed in half now that Democrats will be the minority party.

1800/60=30 So each House dem needed 30 people to do their job.

“Tears were shed. We were absolutely disappointed that this is going to end,” said Todd Jurkowski, a spokesman for Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who lost to Republican Daniel Webster…

Jurkowski said he has no job lined up and wants to help wind down the office…

Follow your Bosses advice and "Die Quickly" You and your fellow corruptocrats laughed at us when we were mad at the runaway spending, now get lost!

According to House financial disclosure records posted by Legistorm, most of the outgoing Democrats employed 17 to 26 aides on their payroll, some of whom work in district offices.

Democratic leaders will have to adjust to fewer perks and smaller staffs as well. There are about 55 aides in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership office, and she will also have a smaller staff as...

So much harder for them without those much needed perks. How sad..

For now, some outgoing Democratic aides are asking for compassion from their Republican colleagues.

“What bothers me now is there is a lot of insensitivity to the plight of these people who are losing their jobs. Pundits are talking about how exciting this turnover is ... but there are real people whose lives are being affected,” said one outgoing Democratic aide. “They really need to show some compassion.”

Just like the sensitivity Dems showed in '06 or '08? Read the whole article, its quite heartbreaking at the losses the dems are suffering at the hands of the heartless GOP taking power.

11-17-2010, 12:48 AM
Fuck them and everyone who votes like them.

11-17-2010, 12:49 AM
The great exodus of Democrats can be called The Trail of Tears!:(

11-17-2010, 01:19 AM