Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Politicians Will Be Politicians

I love Costa Rica. The kick-back lifestyle. The scenic mountains. The hand-rolled cigars. The freshly-picked coffee. All much different than what I experience in South Florida and most other places I travel in the U.S. But it seems politicians will be politicians … no matter where they are. Get a load of this … Costa Rican legislators think they deserve a fat raise from the current $3,000 a month to $8,000 a month. That’s one heck of a pay boost! The final vote is expected any day. Interestingly, it’s going down while the new president is in Spain. Even our bums in Washington don’t have cojones that big. Good thing, too. Especially if they want a chance of keeping their jobs after denying seniors a Social Security pay hike … the first time in 35 years. Then again, our guys could teach the Ticos a thing or two about how to milk the taxpayers for six-figure salaries, free worldwide travel and a host of other perks. You can read the full story at InsideCostaRica.com. Pura vida! George

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