Once again, the Congress manages to spend our money on perks for themselves called congressional delegations, or "CoDels."
A bipartisan group of members of Congress and their spouses went on an official trip to Europe during Valentine's Day week, traveling through Brussels, Vienna, Paris -- where they spent Valentine's Day -- and the Bavarian Alps.
Don't you just love this? We are having to cut back on gas and entertainment as the economy gets worse. Yet, Congressmen and their spouses take a trip to Europe for a "relationship-building" tour. Isn't that just wonderful? I bet by the end of this year Congress will vote themselves a pay raise for all of the hard work they did on the stimulus package.
Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn defended the trip and said that it was important. If he had his choice, he would have rather visited his grandchildren. Next time, you have a trip to Europe and you don't want to go, send me instead.
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