Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clueless in Congress

Can we please vote these out-of-touch politicians out of office?

CBS News Investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports official filings and CBS News' own investigation show at least 106 people from the House and Senate attended - spouses, a doctor, a protocol expert and even a photographer. Thanks to recently filed Congressional expense reports there's new light shed on the Copenhagen Climate Summit in Denmark and how much it cost taxpayers. Link to CBS News article.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. went to Copenhagen last year and when asked about the $2,200-a-day bill for room and food for the CBS News article he stated  "I can't believe it, but I don't know." Now that's someone I want in charge of spending my tax dollars.

According to the article, "Flights weren't cheap, either. Fifty-nine House and Senate staff flew commercial during the Copenhagen rush. They paid government rates -- $5-10,000 each -- totaling $408,064. Add three military jets -- $168,351 just for flight time -- and the bill tops $1.1 million dollars -- not including all the Obama administration officials who attended: well over 60."

So again, I refer you to the Kick Them All Out project. Because this junket just illustrates what Mark Twain so rightfully said "Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing often and for the same reason."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sinking the Good Ship Lollypop

Thank you, Citizens of Massachusetts! What a difference a year makes. On this day last year we were Inaugurating President Hopey-Changey, who has spent a year cramming unwanted legislation down the unwilling throats of the American people. Has the Democratic Party done anything to improve our lives? No. They appear to think their presence is what makes the country better. The arrogance of the Democratic party has been trounced for all the world to see. It is a mandate for all politicians of every ilk to start listening to the people who put them in office or expect to be voted out.