Monday, June 05, 2006

Tom DeLay is back on top again!

Over the past five years, lawmakers have accepted over $50 million in trips. According to the Center for Public Integrity, American Public Media and Northwestern University's Medill News Service, these were some pretty swanky trips. And often times, theses lawmakers took their families with them. How often do you get to take your family with you on a business trip? Then again, how often do you fly on a private jet and stay in a room that costs $500 (or more) a night to go to places like Paris, Hawaii or Colorado ski resorts? So, why is Tom DeLay back on top, you ask? Because the former House Majority Leader and his staffers accepted about a half million dollars in trips during the period under review -- more than any other congressional office.

3 comments:

mad said...

Kind of hard to imagine that Tom DeLay and Kinky Friedman are from the same state.

pineapple said...

Kind of hard to imagine that I'm from Texas. Tom DeLay, the so-called president (even though he's really from Connecticut), and countless other Republicans have really ruined it for me.

mad said...

Know the feeling. I'm from California and we got the Terminator, who can't even pronounce the name of the state correctly.