Lawmakers Live High On Taxpayer Money

The big scandal in Britain is the disclosure of the blatant waste of taxpayer money for things that have nothing to do with public service. Politicians submitted for reimbursement any number of things that have nothing to do with their jobs including pornographic movies. The uproar might well lead to politicians losing their positions and some were said to be so embarrassed that they considered suicide.

In America, the politicians have codified the waste of taxpayer money for their lavish lifestyles so they do not have to worry about expenses being illegal. Sure, taxpayers might be miffed about the expenses but politicians can woo enough voters who don’t pay taxes by promising them something for nothing and they will, in effect, buy the votes. As long as the non taxpaying voters are in on the rape of the taxpayers they really don’t mind too much what their politicians do.

Lawmakers in the US use taxpayer money for leased automobiles not only for themselves but for their employees back in the district. They use taxpayer money to buy digital cameras and 46 inch TVs. The report that is submitted quarterly for expenses is 3000 pages long and lists all the things politicians buy with taxpayer money. It is all legal so long as they returnt he property when they leave office.

So, they get to buy big screen TVs and use them until they leave office. They get to use a leased automobile that we pay for along with the fuel and insurance. They get to use digital cameras as long as they return them when they leave office. Isn’t it nice that they can use our money to buy these nice things and they can use them as long as they are in office? Isn’t it nice that they are so responsible with our money?

How many of you can buy items with your bosses money and use the stuff as long as you return it when you leave his employ? Maybe we can all get together and go visit the lawmaker with the big screen TVs and demand to watch the Superbowl on them. We paid for them. Maybe we can borrow the keys to the cars because we are paying for them.

The words “fat chance” come to mind when I think of these things.

It seems to me that Congress got upset with private businesses for going to Las Vegas or flying in private jets because this was not prudent use of taxpayer bailout money.

Looks like Congress is no better with our money. They are not responsible and they waste it.

Read this article and then vote them all out of office in the next election.

Big Dog

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3 Responses to “Lawmakers Live High On Taxpayer Money”

  1. Blake says:

    Well, what do you expect- for many of them, they have never held a real job, and they feel “entitled” to these perks, and the budgets are the use it or lose it types.
    They are like lottery winners, they don’t respect the money, because they didn’t sweat for it.
    Its dishonest, but what do you expect- they’re politicians. We wish they were moral, and honest, but they constantly disappoint.

  2. a mother says:

    At least I can get my money back if I’d have bought that TV personally… What do they use their “paychecks” for, if not for simple luxeries like the rest of us are forced to do? And who really gets the TVs, cameras, and everything else when they no longer hold the position?