Wednesday, May 10, 2006

This Ain't Pro Bono

Mary Bono, Sonny Bono’s widow and Congressional seat-filler, has a problem. She can’t send her kid to school on her measly $165,200.00 annual state rep’s salary.

Apparently, if it weren’t for royalties from Sonny’s songs, his poor son would never be able to go to USC.

Bono ought to try sending a couple of kids to college on $5.35 per hour, or whatever minimum wage is now.
The bastards in Congress keep voting themselves pay raises, but minimum wage has been the same for ten years.

Again I ask, have these jerks looked at the price of gas lately?

Before long one hour of work won't even put one gallon of gas in the car!

Bono, compared to most you’re a rich ‘un, so quit your damn bitchin’.


Hellpig said...

Did you know each state has a different minimum wage?

Fuck all the Bonos especially the whack job from U2

Bird said...

Ok. A little perspective here.

$162K sounds like a lot, but typical home price in San Mateo County (granted that's Northern California, not southern) is about $750K - and we're talking a regular, 3bedroom, 3 bath track home. No large lot. Nothing fancy per se.

California minimum wage is, I think, more than $5, but I don't think it's over $7.

Bono needs to consider buying less expensive cars (and why her son needs a car at USC, I don't know. It's an inner-city campus.)

And I'm sure Bono could handle a loan as well.

I have students that struggle to scrape together the relatively inexpensive tuition of a community college and who work 30 hrs a week while carrying 12 units. So Bono needs a reality check. She truly does have the means to finance her son's education.

But, there is another point underneath all this - a quality college eduation should not just be available to thems thats got the means. And more and more, that's becoming the case.

Pete Bogs said...

hell - I was talking about the Fed minimum wage...

bird - good points there...

The Flabbergasted Heathen said...

I say reform the whole bloody education system, start form kindergarten and work your way up.

Trust me, after I'm done, they'll be a lot more open spaces in college, and most folk would be able to afford it.

Bird said...

we don't need no education.
we don't need no thought control.
hey! teachers!
leave us kids alone.

all in all we're just another brick in the wall.

The Flabbergasted Heathen said...

I don't need no arms around me.
I don't need no drugs to calm me.
I can see the writing on the wall.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

"daddy whatcha leave behind for me?"


Pete Bogs said...

Roger Waters, ladies and gentlemen!

Pete Bogs said...

let's not forget the "thirteen channels of shit on the TV"

Hellpig said...

Fed min wage 5.75

CA min wage 7.75

I bought my first house for 80k in 1992 its worth 295k thanks to all the CA yuppies moving north

I bought my 2nd house for 145k and its worth 320k

so I really don't have much to complain about :-)

warvigilent said...

just to add dosent she already have plenty from her husbands will. not like these guys were poor going in.

Pete Bogs said...

war - that makes this story all the more ridiculous... it's like when Ken Lay's wife cries about being poor because they have no servants anymore... I cry for them - crocodile tears...