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Your Taxpayer Dollars Could Pay For Rep. Eric Massa’s Funny Bones

To settle complaints from Congressional staffers and other federal employees, the federal government has doled out almost $1 million a year (in the last 14 years) of your taxpayer dollars. Those sums include some $830,000 to resolve 13 cases in 2009 alone. What percentage of your paycheck is going to take care of Rep. Eric Massa’s tickling? “Quite often, the harassment cases, after a secretive mediation process, can land staffers retroactive raises, vacation time and cash payouts for their perceived pain and suffering. … In the meantime, the process of settling workplace complaints remains secretive and byzantine, allowing members of Congress to quietly agree to cash payouts to settle cases and to keep potentially career-ending scandals under wraps.”

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  • L.

    They should do like ol’ George Rekers and use they own money.

  • CJ

    Massa is yet another example of Pelosi looking the other way vs. “draining the swamp” as she promised she would do.

    Many of us had “high hopes” that with Democrats in control we’d see significant progress in LGBT rights and other areas. But, Washington has remained Washington.

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