The Most Ethical Congress Ever!

And kids under the age of, um, er, 50 or so fly free!

Pentagon officials are bracing for a fight with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over her desire to allow lawmakers’ adult children to tag along on taxpayer-funded travel for free.
Pelosi wants them to be able to fill the role of lawmakers’ spouses when the latter are unable to make a trip because of health issues or work commitments.

Bet you didn’t know about this “long-standing policy”

“It has been longstanding policy that, in the absence of a congressional spouse, the adult child of a member of Congress may accompany the member on official U.S. government travel abroad for protocol reasons and without reimbursing the U.S.
Treasury,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said. “Speaker Pelosi believes that a modern policy must reflect the professional responsibilities or health realities that might prevent a spouse from participating, and instead permit an adult child to fulfill the protocol needs of the official trip.”

Sorry, that sounds like an aristocratic-class policy to me.
And it’s completely disgusting and corrupt.

2 Responses to “The Most Ethical Congress Ever!”

  1. Gmac says:

    But… but … she’s a Democrat!!! and she *promised* on her grandmotherly word that this would be “the most ethical Congress ever” too.
    /lips moving = lying

  2. If more people had bought Barbara Boxer’s book, maybe she could afford tickets. I’m sure that’s true for more of them, poor souls. All that hard earned cash in freezers is for emergencies, yo, since they ain’t got no AFLAC.

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