$44 billion in non-existent cuts out of almost $4 trillion in Federal spending this year causes this? She insults the intelligence of the American citizens who pay her salary.

Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said

Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year.