Robert Wexler's (Rep FL) Delray residency disputed by opponent
Source: Palm Beach Post
It's unlikely U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler curls up on his mother-in-law's sofa, pundits on the Fox News program The O'Reilly Factor said Tuesday night.
Wexler's challenger has accused the six-term congressman of playing a residency shell game, saying Wexler, D-Delray Beach, uses his mother-in-law's address in Delray Beach while flagrantly making his home in a Maryland suburb
The states purchase housing for the members of their congressional delegation. The property would belong to the state and not to the member of congress. The properties purchased would belong to the states, who would maintain taxes and provide upkeep and maintenance.
Those members who do not have their families living with them would have to share a property with others from their state.
Those with families would be able to live with their families in either a townhouse or single family home.
If a member of congress chooses not to use the housing provided they would get a housing allowance, just like military personnel do, based on their time in congress.
Those members of congress who live within 8 hours travel time by car, of Washington would live in their own homes, that way they could remain in contact with their constituents.
Daily cleaning would be the responsibility of the tenants as would the purchase of food and other requirements.
Can anyone think of anything else, other then giving them more money?
11. Nonsense, other reps do it, some even room together. But it pisses me
off, that he advocates school choice, while he maintains a house in MD and sent his kids to private school up there. He has no idea what it's like to deal with the crumbling social systems/school systems in FL, has no idea what it's like to pay the outrageous property taxes and windstorm insurance etc, because he doesn't live in FL! Sorry but an ass!
My daughter and son-in-law are in the Army. Even when they owned a house in Tennessee they maintained my address as their "legal residence." Their car registrations and drivers licenses are in Florida. Also consider our "snowbirds" who maintain a house up north and one in Florida. Both are legal residences.
13. Fine, but they do not represent the "people". He is supposed to and has no idea what
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:06 PM by demo dutch
it's like to pay outrageous windstorm insurance, property taxes and deal with crumbling social system and bad schools. No wonder he advocates school choice, kids are nicely tucked away into some private school in MD!
12. He stays at his mother-in law so he has no idea what it's like to pay
the outrageous windstorm insurance, property taxes etc. Sends his kids to private school in MD, and lives in a big house upthere, meanwhile he advocated school choice. Has no idea what its like to deal with the crumbling social system and school system in FL. It pissed me off!
Smith has an apartment in Hamilton Township, near Trenton, as his official residence. However, in 1983--shortly after winning a second term--he bought a home in Herndon, Virginia and has spent most of the year there since then. However, his car is registered in Hamilton Township, and he votes and pays taxes in New Jersey as well. Politicker estimated that since 2001, Smith has spent 395 days and 184 nights in his district.
I have acquaintances who have much cheaper car insurance than me because they list a relative's property in another state as their primary residence. They just go there once a year to renew their tags.
16. Oh yeah? some reps manage they even room together in DC!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 12:47 PM by demo dutch
Sorry, he can't properly represent the 19th district of FL, if he doesn't know what it's like to pay outrageous windstorm insurance, property taxes, and deal with crumbling schools and social systems. He lives in a huge house in MD and sends kids to private school up there meanwhile advocates school choice! What a joke! Just another sleazy politician & not any better than the sleazy repugs as far as I'm concerned. I'm furious and it's time for a change!
24. I am calling him an ass and he represents me too, it 's just not right
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:37 PM by demo dutch
Apparently the 19th district isn't good enough for Robert Wexler to maintain a proper residence like any other politician who does play by the rules.I'm not going to forgive him just because he is a Dem, that's bullshit! If he dupes the voter this way he just another sleazy politician (Democratic or Republican)
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