What’s Good for the Corporate Goose is not Good for the Democrat Gander
Democrats have been on their soap boxes of high dudgeon castigating corporate executives over using taxpayer bailout money for lavish bonuses and and fat cat retreats. However, they feel no compunction over using taxpayer money to do the same thing themselves.
The Congressional Democrats are meeting at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, where members will pay between $119 and $400 each night for their rooms. But taxpayers pick up the rest of the cost.
Taxpayer dollars are being spent for transportation—a chartered Amtrak train—and security to protect members of Congress, as well as facility and speaker fees.
When Preston asked the spokesperson for the Democratic Caucus for the total taxpayer expense, he was told that no one had that answer.
Democratic Caucus spokeswoman Emily Barocas said they don’t have to report the costs until April, but The Hill newspaper in Washington reported that previous Democratic retreats have cost taxpayers more than $500,000 over the past five years.
Do as Democrats say, not as they do. h/t The Campaign Spot.