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Sunday, August 08, 2010


In my job, one of the many tasks that we have to do is write contracts for certain commands and certain events.  There are a lot of laws that cover these contracts, one of them being the Joint Federal Travel Regulation.  Now, in the JFTR there is a provision that states quite clearly that we cannot purchase "refreshments" from hotels that we are contracting with, unless we meet several stipulations, none of which we even come close to meeting.  In fact, the JFTR is written in such a way that I wondered just who wrote it, and WHY they would write it the way they did.

In just nine months spanning late 2009 and early 2010, the House spent $2.6 million on food and beverages for members and staff, according to the Sunlight Foundation's House Expenditure Reports Database. That figure includes $604,000 just for bottled water, showing that Congress is not just hungry but thirsty, too.
In a just world, we'd have an accounting from those greedy, corrupt shitweasels.  In this world, we're going to have to tar and feather them on our own.

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