hair cuts // budget cuts

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While the Government shutdown lead to closed National Parks, landmarks and museums, more than 800,000 furloughed federal employees and conflicts about budget cuts it seems almost ironic that “since 1997 the Senate Hair Care shop has consistently run deficits of about $340,000 annually, a taxpayer subsidy that is growing rather than shrinking”.

In her article Lynn Hulsley argues that besides generous incomes, health care and pension benefits this is another example of how distant members of Congress are from their constituents.

Although the money-losing hair salon is only a small piece in the budget, Hulsley claims that “it carries symbolic value at a time when members of Congress are targeting defense and domestic programs for $1.2 trillion in across-the-board sequestration cuts over 10 years and also taking aim at entitlement programs serving the elderly and poor.” Instead of being hypocrites, members of Congress should make an example of seriousness and morality by also pointing the finger at themselves.

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