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Can you believe the cost we taxpayers paid for Congressional junket to Copenhagen

When the travel expenses get added, For 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen~the bill comes up to over $1.1 million

Not only did tax payers pay for congress but they also paid for
•Nancy Pelosi’s husband
•James Sensenbrenner’s wife
•Ed Markey’s wife
•Charlie Rangel (Ways and Means??)
•Joe Barton’s daughter
•Jay Inslee’s wife
•Shelley Moore Capito’s husband
•Gabrielle Giffords’ husband
•31 “unnamed Senate staff” on top of dozens of named staffers

Why did the Ways and Means chair need to go to Copenhagen? For that matter, why did most of these Senators and Representatives need to go on the public dime?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:52 PM on Jan. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The total cost of the 106 people traveling under the aegis of Congress came to over $400,000 for two days in Denmark, thanks to a $2200 per-person, per-day rate at the Marriott. CBS News reports that no one wants to talk about the massive bill in light of American economic troubles:

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    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:54 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • We should not be footing the bill for family members or friends of the senate or congress or president. They were not elected into office. This should be on the individual going to pay for themselves. This is absolutely insulting. Now, what kind of suite did they stay in or need that costs $2200 per day per person???????? Certainly should have been able to stay in a room under $100.00 like the rest of Middle America. Insulting and totally ridiculous!!!!!!!!

    Answer by foreverb3 at 12:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I guess the Super 8 was all full....Nobel groupies and such.

    I see no need for ANY of these people to have attended. If they wanted to go they should have paid for it themselves.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:10 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Abso-fricken-lutley PATHETIC.... Pelosi's hubby makes MILLIONS each year. He can go buy his own damn ticket and hotel room. This is wasteful spending during a recession. How many liberals will give their elected officials a free pass in the name of climate change? Not one elected official [R] or [D] will get a free pass from me.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:40 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • The cost is unacceptable, and not just financially. What about the cost all those "Climate Change True Believers" carbon footprint? Hypocrites.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 3:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I guess the Super 8 was all full....Nobel groupies and such.

    They weren't full, they just didn't leave the light on. Trying to do their part to save the planet.

    Answer by Carpy at 3:18 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • If they wanted to go they should have paid for it themselves. Agreed

     Pelosi's hubby makes MILLIONS each year- Funny thing about the rich-many do not part easily with the buck-


    Answer by Sisteract at 4:05 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

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