Hoppe and Leidiger keep cashing their paychecks during shutdown

There’s no budget deal and over 20,000 state employees find themselves sitting at home, laid off.  But that doesn’t seem to be troubling Carver County Representatives Joe Hoppe and Ernie Leidiger, who have chosen to keep receiving their paychecks during the shutdown.

Who says that Hoppe and Leidiger aren’t in favor of “shared sacrifice” to solve the budget deficit?  After all, it seems that they’re more than happy to share their sacrifice and let someone else bear the burden.

Here’s our salary-taking Representatives — if you see them around town, ask them why they’re getting paid when their work isn’t done:

Rep. Joe Hoppe

Rep. Ernie Leidiger

 

 

 

 

 

 

(photo of Rep. Leidiger on the House floor above courtesy Associated Press)

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  1. Shutdown silliness continues [UPDATED] | Brick City Blog - July 12, 2011

    […] Mark Dayton.  You want to be serious about your job?  You want to earn your pay, Sen. Ortman, Rep. Leidiger, and Rep. Hoppe?  Then, get to work and start working on a compromise that everybody can accept.  That’s […]

  2. Shutdown silliness continues [UPDATED] | Brick City Blog - July 12, 2011

    […] Mark Dayton.  You want to be serious about your job?  You want to earn your pay, Sen. Ortman, Rep. Leidiger, and Rep. Hoppe?  Then, get to work and start working on a compromise that everybody can accept.  That’s […]

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