In what job can you make $174,000, get free travel and 18 people working for you, all paid for by taxpayers, and get away with doing nothing butÂ yet you still get paid? That job would be: Member of Congress.
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) who was swept into office in a Tea Party wave, is leaving. He’s bored. He wants to “go home.” Â But he’s been home. The House of Representatives is out of session more than it is in session. Â What did Eric Cantor andÂ Rigell do together in Congress when Cantor was there?
Before him, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), decided to split. Â Rigell is a member of the House Armed Services Committee andÂ has been serving in Congress with a Tea Party majority the entire time he has been in the institution. Â Hurt is on other Committees and what work he’s done on them is mysterious.
But turnover is usually good. Â Perhaps Virginia’s voters can have Representatives who want to do something during their time in office.