Cry me a river. We all know that times are tough for just about everyone. I have had friends who have experienced long stretches of unemployment, know people who are working two jobs, and even know of some recent graduates with advanced degrees who have had to resort to food stamps. So when I hear about people who collect above average salaries complain about living paycheck to paycheck, I have little sympathy, even if one has to maintain two residences on separate coasts.
Check out Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s complaining today about her situation should the government shut down:
C’mon Sanchez, you do yourself no favors complaining to the media about this. Yes, I realize that DC and Southern California are expensive places to maintain residences, and I have no doubt that you have student loans as do many other Latino college graduates, but if you feel bad about your financial situation, please think about our gente who have bigger problems. You have some of the best benefits tax payer money can buy in addition to a husband who works as a lobbyist. You are in a better position to weather the storm should your paycheck be delayed. Now please get back to work!
Edited to add: This rant about the paycheck is coming shortly after it was revealed that Sanchez had kept sloppy financial disclosure records.