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Congress's Travel Tab Swells

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:43 AM
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Congress's Travel Tab Swells


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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
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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:43 AM
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Of course these guys are spending taxpayer money to travel and then taking their spouses. They will make excuses for it and spend and waste money like crazy.

Here's more:

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

So ban lobbying travel perks and milk the taxpayer.

These politicians have no shame.

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