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    Angry Congress Travels More, Public Pays - Lawmakers Ramp Up Taxpayer-Financed Journeys; Five Days in Scotland.

    Live it up, fuckers - Your replacements arrive after the next election.

    Congress Travels More, Public Pays - WSJ.com

    EDINBURGH -- The expenses racked up by U.S. lawmakers traveling here for a conference last month included one for the "control room."

    Besides rooms for sleeping, the 12 members of the House of Representatives rented their hotel's fireplace-equipped presidential suite and two adjacent rooms. The hotel cleared out the beds and in their place set up a bar, a snack room and office space. The three extra rooms -- stocked with liquor, Coors beer, chips and salsa, sandwiches, Mrs. Fields cookies and York Peppermint Patties -- cost a total of about $1,500 a night. They were rented for five nights.

    While in Scotland, the House members toured historic buildings. Some shopped for Scotch whisky and visited the hotel spa. They capped the trip with a dinner at one of the region's finest restaurants, paid for by the legislators, who got $118 daily stipends for meals and incidentals.

    Eleven of the 12 legislators then left the five-day conference two days early.

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    The cost they reported for such travel abroad was $13 million in 2008, a 70% jump from 2005, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of travel records.

    Lawmakers don't have to report the cost of domestic travel when the government pays. The $13 million didn't include the expense of flying on Air Force planes, which lawmakers don't have to disclose.


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    But but but... they are important people!
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    I would like the see the bill for their adult entertainment funded by taxpayers ........
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    Reminds me, I need to hit up wal-mart for chips & salsa. Some of us have budgets to stick to.
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    I gotta put in for some more overtime to pay for their junkets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    I gotta put in for some more overtime to pay for their junkets...
    That's the worst part... And just think of how many dead dinosaurs they turned into CO2. That's going to set Obama's Global warming efforts back 10 years.

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