So I saw this posted over here and just couldn’t resist.

From Jamie Dupree at the AJC:

There has been a lot of talk in recent months about how Congress should cut the budget and be a better steward of taxpayer dollars. So, I thought I would take a look through the document that shows how lawmakers spend their office budgets.

My focus was narrowed to one basic question – how many members of the House spend money from their office accounts to lease automobiles, whether for use in their districts or while they are in Washington, D.C.

First, let’s stipulate that there is nothing illegal about spending office account money on a car or cars.

My review of what’s called the “Statement of Disbursements” from the House shows that at least 87 members of the House used money to lease some kind of vehicle for their official work.

Some of those 87 were frugal with your tax dollars – the lowest lease that I could find was by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who paid $219 per month to get a vehicle from Acme Auto Leasing.

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Also making a big payment was Rep. Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia, who spent $23,733.85 on a two year automobile lease with Sandy Springs Toyota in his home state, just under $1,000 per month.

Really, Tom Price, Really?

You, the champion of no money for anything remotely helpful for your constituents are using $1,000 a month of OUR MONEY to lease a car.

Look, I get it, Congressmen may need a car to help supplement their income…  I’m all about perks of a job, so go for it.  But $1,000?

It seems to me like we need more good responsible Congressman like this Anthony Weiner guy from New York.


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