Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hogs at the trough -- and the "trough" is your wallet

A bipartisan Senate duo says they want to crack down on what they call the government’s “lavish” spending on oil paintings of congressmen, the costs of which can top $50,000 each.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in a Thursday press release they are introducing a bill that would only allow $20,000 of taxpayer funds to be spent on each portrait, and would only cover paintings of lawmakers in the line of succession to the presidency. More here:

LMAO.  And how do these people get to spend this kind of money on monumental/egotistical waste like this without the media howling about it every two seconds?

Oh well, this is probably the only huge money-waste like this, right?  At least the poor don't have to pay, right?  No, no, this doesn't affect the poor.

In my life I have never seen the hogs at the trough in such a frenzy.

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