posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 08:47 AM
This should be no surprise, but some very eye-opening information can be derived from a search of the database linked in the article and also provided
here in the additional news link in the OP.
For example, I picked California since it usually sets it's standards higher than FED mandates.
Eighteen California congressmen/women lease vehicles ranging from a low of $183.67 monthly for an '06 Prius used by Rep. Becerra to a whoppping
$998.68 monthly for an '06 Acura RL used by Rep. McKeon.
The avg payment for just the vehicles in California is 665.32 a month with a monthly grand total of $11975.53 ....
That's before the fuel bill folks, and yes we pay that as well.
If you take a look at some of the per month lease payments they appear to be WAY over the norm, correct me if I am wrong on that but it dropped my
One congressman uses a van converted to run on cooking oil, trouble is that monthly lease is nearly $3000 a month
If you get the time, take a look through the database and see how your local representatives compare.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 6/29/2008 by JacKatMtn]