POSTED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 6:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 4:54pm
Tyler , TX (KETK) — During the sequester, we have been hearing all the horror stories about having to cut this or that.
One item that has not been cut-- pun intended -- is the U.S. Senate barber shop. Yes, they have one, and you and I pay for it.
It's run a deficit of $350,000 the past five years. That's $5 million.
The best excuse I have heard for why they need this is from an old senator. He says we need to look good and we are so busy we often don't have time to get a haircut. So, we go in there and it takes 20 minutes. If you have to go downtown it takes an hour and a half.
That senator, so in touch with the American people, was the late Arlan Spector.
Who is not busy? I have to take time from my schedule to get a haircut. What world are these people living in?
The BizPac Review reports every U.S. senator is worth about $2.5 millon. Where did that come from?
Well, when I lived in Dallas and worked with many busy people who made some money, they had their own tailors come in for a fit. They paid for it.
I know, for a time, a hair stylist in Dallas would come by and cut your hair in your office. If you're worth that, pay for your own hair cut. Pay full price instead of these lower free subsidized prices.
Does anyone remember the House post office? Same thing needs to happen to this "barber shop."
We, the American people, are taking a haircut on this deal.
That's my point of view, what's yours?