Asshole of the Day, October 12, 2013: Ted Yoho
by TeaPartyCat ()
As the government shutdown finishes its second week, there’s still plenty of GOP assholes determined to say really stupid things. Yesterday it was Rep. Ted Yoho being asked about whether furloughed employees should get back pay:
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) said Thursday evening during a telephone town hall that he agreed with a caller who said furloughed federal employees who work should be paid, but not those who “are home watching Netflix or whatever.”
“Well, when we voted on that they were supposed to come back to work as part of that deal,” Yoho said. “I agree 100 percent with you. If they’re not working, they shouldn’t get paid.”
So his position is if I voted to shut the government down, then you shouldn’t get back pay unless you worked during the shutdown. Those people have mortgages and families to feed, and they didn’t choose to stop working. And we’ve always paid backpay after other shutdowns.
And the icing on the cake for this moron is that he voted with his entire caucus just last week to approve back pay for all government employees, whether they worked or not. So, really, which is it, asshole? You can’t even make up your mind how you want to be an ass on this one.
It is Rep. Yoho’s 3rd time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for claiming voting against Obamacare made him like Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. and claiming Obamacare was racist for a tanning bed tax.
My rant against Republican Assholes and the shutdown appeared here last week, when Rep. Randy Neugebauer won for berating a park ranger who was only doing their job without pay, and the job he voted for her to do.
Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/11/tea-party-lawmaker-furlough ed-workers-shouldnt-get-back-pay-even-though-he-voted-to-approve- it/
For a satirical look at the shutdown and negotiations, check out my posts over at WinkProgress: