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?
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.”
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!