Your Tax Dollars At Work, Part MCMVII

To study Global Warming we must warm the globe

WASHINGTON — When 10 members of Congress wanted to study climate change, they did more than just dip their toes into the subject: They went diving and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. They also rode a cable car through the Australian rain forest, visited a penguin rookery and flew to the South Pole.

The 11-day trip — with six spouses traveling along as well — took place over New Year’s 2008. Details are only now coming to light as part of a Wall Street Journal analysis piecing together the specifics of the excursion.

Read the whole thing for your Daily Dose of Disgust™.

Remember, “conservation” is Latin for “stuff the little people are required to do by Congress.”

3 Responses to “Your Tax Dollars At Work, Part MCMVII”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Aren’t these the same blokes that excoriated the GM executives for traveling to Washington in Gulfstream planes?

    “Hypocracy” just isn’t a strong enough adverb for these clowns.

  2. greg newson says:

    My mother used to tell me,”What,
    you think money grows on trees?”
    Our politicians think it does.But, the tree is the US Mint.It will soon run out of even ink for the presses;China
    will quit selling it to us.

  3. rickinstl says:

    I might have known my a-hole hillbilly rep Carnahan (D-mo) was along on this junket. This guy is a real specemin. You might recall that he’s the d-bag who hosted the town hall here and felt the need to bring in ringers from seiu, who then proceeded to start a fight in the parking lot, and put one guy in the hospital. For handing out flags.
    Carnahan must go, as an example to others of his kind.

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