Friday, June 10, 2011

It's 1994 all over again. Big surprise.

It's good to be king. As far as I can tell that's the first thing a new Congressmaggot learns as it slithers through taxpayer leavings, waiting to grow its committee member wings and get into the big bux.

They rode into Washington on an anti-spending wave, but some House Republican freshmen are already enjoying one of the perks of incumbency, spending their office budgets on everything from $1,000-a-month car leases to pricey online advertising contracts.

At least 15 GOP freshmen have shelled out tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on mass communication — or franking — designed to boost their exposure back home, even as they call for budget cuts and pared-back government spending, according to quarterly disbursement reports released by the House.
Say anything to get into office. Anything! Tea partiers have a lot of votes and money? Then you're passionate against .gov spending. But once you're there, your priority is to stay there. At any cost? What the hell? You're not footing the bill.

1 comment:

The Grey Lady said...

well thank you Joel I just spent a part of my life that I will NEVER get back rolling through youtube movie quotes......