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Old 07-02-2009, 07:05 AM
 
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Congress's Travel Tab Swells - WSJ.com

The spending on overseas travel is up almost tenfold since 1995, and has nearly tripled since 2001, according to the Journal analysis of 60,000 travel records. Hundreds of lawmakers traveled overseas in 2008 at a cost of about $13 million. That's a 50% jump since Democrats took control of Congress two years ago.

The cost of so-called congressional delegations, known among lawmakers as "codels," has risen nearly 70% since 2005, when an influence-peddling scandal led to a ban on travel funded by lobbyists, according to the data.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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That is because they are entitled to do as they wish as we are mere pheasants.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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I thought we were pigeons.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I thought we were pigeons.

I thought liberals didnt like dodgeball? Why are you playing it now with the issue?
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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I thought liberals didnt like dodgeball? Why are you playing it now with the issue?
Are you accusing me of ducking the issue?
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Congress's Travel Tab Swells - WSJ.com

The spending on overseas travel is up almost tenfold since 1995, and has nearly tripled since 2001, according to the Journal analysis of 60,000 travel records. Hundreds of lawmakers traveled overseas in 2008 at a cost of about $13 million. That's a 50% jump since Democrats took control of Congress two years ago.""

It's who is traveling that counts...I don't hink Congress controls who travels....traveling is fine and necessary.

""The cost of so-called congressional delegations, known among lawmakers as "codels," has risen nearly 70% since 2005, when an influence-peddling scandal led to a ban on travel funded by lobbyists, according to the data.
So, to save money, maybe we better let lobbyists pay for the travel????
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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are you accusing me of ducking the issue?
:d
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Are you accusing me of ducking the issue?
Well seeing as how your first post in this thread was to point out a spelling error, yes.

EDIT: Ahh.....got me. That deserves a little rep.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I thought we were pigeons.
No we're the people being shi*t on.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Well seeing as how your first post in this thread was to point out a spelling error, yes.

EDIT: Ahh.....got me. That deserves a little rep.
silly goose
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