Members of Congress Unconcerned About Own Wasteful Spending

Hal Rogers Drip Pan

Members of Congress so concerned about the fiscal cliff and wasteful government spending don’t apply the same standards to their own spending decisions.  For instance, House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) forced the Army to pay at least $17 million for overpriced helicopter drip pans made by a Kentucky company, the employees of which just so happened to be major donors to his campaigns.  There were four separate congressional hearings on the $800,000 GSA conference, but not even one on this scandalous spending.

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