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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 05:01 PM
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So will Steve King be held accountable for spending taxpayer money on a teaparty event?

Bachmann Playing With House Money


Bachmanns Congressional Spending Shows Close Links to Political Activity


On Nov. 5, 2009, at the behest of Rep. Michele Bachmann, thousands of tea party activists descended on the Capitol to vent their rage over the health care overhaul bill pending before Congress. The assembled activists chanted, "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!" and waved signs opposing a government takeover of health care but they may not have known that the same government was paying for the event.

According to House expense reports, Bachmann and three conservative GOP colleagues Reps. Tom Price (Ga.), Steve King (Iowa) and Todd Akin (Mo.) each paid $3,407.50 that day, a total of $13,630, to a sound and stage company called National Events, apparently for the sound system used at the rally.

The money came from the Members' taxpayer-funded office accounts, despite House rules prohibiting the use of these funds for political activities. Bachmann's office insists the expense was a proper use of official funds.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_141/bachmann-plays-with-house-money-206599-1.html?pos=hftxt



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I hope our side uses this during the campaign.

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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 09:26 AM
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1. Thanks for this - passing it on.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 10:32 PM
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Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 10:33 PM by Bluzmann57
No. Steve King is either a guy who writes horror novels or "That guy from New York".
That is what most of us are dealing with.
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