HEY! Those are MY nickels and dimes!

The arrogance! The gall! Us lowly taxpayers have to keep every receipt for 7 years lest the tax man cometh! Unemployment benefits are running out, people are losing their homes, hunger and poverty are on the rise and lawmakers have the balls to say things like THIS?

Lawmakers Keep the Change

Cash Left Over From Official Trips Overseas Is Often Used for Personal Expenses

“You are all concerned about nickels and dimes, and I’m not,” said Rep. Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.). “You know, in a taxicab in Kazakhstan, I don’t have time to get a receipt—I don’t speak Kazakh.”

and this-

Lawmakers who said they sometimes keep excess funds said the amounts were small. “I won’t deny that sometimes I have a little left, but it’s not much—maybe 80, 90, or 100 dollars,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.).

Maybe 80, 90 or a 100 dollars isn’t much to these whores- but that is groceries, or part of an electric bill or gas bill for the average American! And just let ANY average American try getting away with not keeping receipts to justify per diem!

Once again, they play by their rules with OUR money!


6 Responses

  1. I am not sure how some of these folks sleep at night with the fleecing going on.

    If you accept blogging awards, I left you a couple (you are welcome to take both, one or none) on today’s post .

  2. Us lowly taxpayers have to keep every receipt for 7 years lest the tax man cometh!

    Some more creative ways to raise cash for America!

  3. Legislators are very out of tune with what the average person has to live by. 80 bucks may not be much to one person, but it can mean meals for a few days for others.

  4. These lawmakers are so out of touch they might as well be living in another solar system.
    With minimum wage hovering around 7.25 a 40 hour week gross is what around $250? So money that is chump change to these legislators could be feeding a family for a week.

  5. The biggest pick pockets ever.

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