Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bi-Partisan Agreement on Taxpayer Funded Foreign Travel

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At least Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing, the taxpayers shouldn't fund travel and shindigs for private companies.....but they should fund them for congress. The above linked article goes into some detail about recent trips take by both parties to lush locals (with spouses and on military jets). The costs for these trips have skyrocketed in recent years. While some trips appear legit, others are clearly taxpayer funded pleasure trips disguised as official business.

Do we really need more proof that our spending is out of control? It's not healthcare that is going to bankrupt this nation, its a profligate congress.

Scott Dauenhauer CFP, MSFP, AIF