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."

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