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In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right;
but right or wrong, our country!"

    --Commodore Stephen Decatur

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Your Government in Action, Part 4

While searching for something else entirely, I came across this article from The Wall Street Journal about a $500,000 junket by several members of Congress to "study global warming" back in 2008:

It's tough to calculate the travel bills racked up by members of Congress, but one thing's for sure: They use a lot of airplanes.  In recent days, House of Representatives members allocated $550 million to upgrade the fleet of luxury Air Force jets used for trips like these -- even though the Defense Department says it doesn't need all the planes.
Your tax dollars at work!

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