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Unemployment hovers at 10%, people are starving, so what does Congress do???

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    .... go on a personal shopping spree, it seems. Hey, it's all free money, anyways!!! The tax-payers will pay for everything!!! Un-freaking-believable. These people are out of their minds. They are so out of touch and have zero sense of self-control. Marie Antoinette says, "oh, just like me!"

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    JULY 3, 2009

    [size=+4]Congress's Travel Tab Swells[/size]
    [size=+2]Spending on [highlight]Taxpayer-Funded Trips Rises Tenfold[/highlight]; From Italy to the Galápagos[/size]

    By BRODY MULLINS and T.W. FARNAM

    WASHINGTON -- Spending by lawmakers on taxpayer-financed trips abroad has risen sharply in recent years, a Wall Street Journal analysis of travel records shows, involving everything from war-zone visits to trips to exotic spots such as the Galápagos Islands.

    The spending on overseas travel is up almost tenfold since 1995, and has nearly tripled since 2001, according to the Journal analysis of 60,000 travel records. Hundreds of lawmakers traveled overseas in 2008 at a cost of about $13 million. That's [highlight]a 50% jump since Democrats took control of Congress two years ago[/highlight].

    The cost of so-called congressional delegations, known among lawmakers as "codels," [highlight]has risen nearly 70% since 2005[/highlight], when an influence-peddling scandal led to a ban on travel funded by lobbyists, according to the data.

    Congress's Travel Tab Swells - WSJ.com


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    We are turning into a Third World Country so we should start acting like them, we need a "Coup" Ann Coulter & Limbaugh should lead it, Rise.

    Michelle planted Tomatoes in the Rose Garden......:mad:
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    There's no way the Congress can continue to hide its ineptitude .... it's overt malfeasance. What a bunch of drunken thieves.


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    Nobody's life, liberty or property is safe when Congress is in session...
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    This is all a good thing though, the revoulution and the coup will come in the "voting booth".

    GOD BLESS THE PRESIDENTS EARS
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    America is dying without a sense of purpose. "Individual happiness" is no longer enough. Rotting from within. Live for the sake of the world in a meaningful, smart, sensible way .... or the consequences are not going to be pretty. Family disintegration leads to national disintegration. No escaping the fact.

    The purpose of the Congress is NOT to see how many "perks" one can take from the tax-payers' blood, sweat, and tears of labor. :steamed:



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    Notice how the media hasn't covered any homeless stories lately? Unemployment is at a thirty-year high. If a Republican had been in office...
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    It is all part of the grand conspiracy, Fox and the rest of teh news outlets have been completely infatuated with Michael Jackson..
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    You know how reliable the voting booth is when ACORN is in charge of security.;)
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    Nancy pelosi's carbon footprint is enormous ... perhaps the largest footprint of all Americans. I hope Obama finds a way to get rid of her.
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    Obama's red ink foot print may do him in first.

    But I wouldn't stop him from dousing her on the way down, too.



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    It's a love fest, not a conspiracy. The media is totally in the tank for Obama, the Chicago community organizer, the Harvard Law Review editor who is unique for being unpublished.

    See this for evidence: YouTube - WH Reporters Stand For Obama, But Not For Bush?

    DarrylS, the only thing I agree with you about is anything more than a mouthful is a waste. That's it.

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