Friday, August 7, 2009

Parliment of Whores

A friend just sent this on. His district votes for him, again and again. He calls them racist, they vote for him again and again.


Preppy 101 said...

Gosh that just pisses me off - and I hate that word, but I just have to use it here. So Obama, you pompous ass, what do you say about this? I guess he needs to have an airport summit. And I am not even smiling when I make that little quip.

But thanks for sharing this. Validates my opinions - again and again and again.

Jim said...

The whole of Congress (with VERY few exceptions) is a porkfest. Sticking to the air travel theme, there's this recent story.

WASHINGTON -- Congress plans to spend $550 million to buy eight jets, a substantial upgrade to the fleet used by federal officials at a time when lawmakers have criticized the use of corporate jets by companies receiving taxpayer funds.

The purchases will help accommodate growing travel demand by congressional officials. The planes augment a fleet of about two dozen passenger jets maintained by the Air Force for lawmakers, administration officials and military chiefs to fly on government trips in the U.S. and abroad.


Last year, House members spent about 3,000 days overseas on taxpayer-funded trips, up from about 550 in 1995, according to the Journal's analysis.

Lawmakers disclosed they spent about $13 million traveling the world last year, a tenfold increase since 1995, when travel records first were made available electronically. The travel costs are covered by an unlimited fund created by a three-decade-old law.