By Jeff Simpson
H/T Dan Bice:
"My first spending cut is promising not to collect one cent of (legislative) per diem money ever," Scott Krug(R- Nekoosa) told the Wisconsin State Journal in 2010.
Forgetting that fact that not collecting per diem's is NOT a spending cut, let's look at the definition of ever.
- 1.at any time."nothing ever seemed to ruffle her"
synonyms: at any time, at any point, on any occasion, under any circumstances, on any account; More
up till now, until now"the best I've ever done"
- used in comparisons for emphasis."they felt better than ever before"
But wait there is more:
: a statement telling someone that you will definitely do something or that something will definitely happen in the futureNow, as so often happens in Wisconsin, reality and the republican talking points do not match up!
: an indication of future success or improvement
But recently released records show Krug finished in the top 20 in the state Assembly for these tax-free payments in 2013, banking $10,560 for 120 days of work in Madison. That comes on top of his salary of $49,943 per year.
"Obviously, those first two years in office, that's a fifth of our salary, leaving it on the table there," he said. "That's a decent sacrifice to make for the situation we were in."
Who knew that campaign pledges had term limits?
"Apparently, Scott Krug's promises are only good for two years," said Scott Spector, executive director of the liberal group Wisconsin Progress.
We know that Scott Krug is not one of the brightest bulbs on the Holiday tree, so let's help him out.
Per diem is NOT salary (you would think someone who is making major fiscal decisions would understand that).
per diem (ˈpɜː ˈdaɪɛm; ˈdiːɛm)
1. every day or by the dayn
a. an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while workingb. (as modifier): a per-diem allowance.
Salary : Salary is a fixed amount of money or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. Salary is commonly paid in fixed intervals, for example, monthly payments of one-twelfth of the annual salary.
Krug won by 100 votes in the last election, let's hope there are 50 people in Nekoosa sufficiently embarrassed by his incompetence that they switch their vote!
Here is Krug accepting the WMC job creator award(isnt that ironic)!
Luckily for the people of the 72nd District, you have a real choice. You have a real intelligent public servant running against Scott - Dana Duncan!
You should "like" Dana Duncan's facebook page here and let's get him elected!