Skip to comments.On YOUR Dime: Congressmen Lease Luxury Cars
Posted on 05/01/2008 9:46:28 PM PDT by george76
Little-Known But Exploited Loophole Allows Politicians To Drive, Maintain Expensive Cars, SUVs On Taxpayer Money.
Rep. Charles Rangel: 'My Constituents Appreciate It'.
You may not realize it, but members of the House of Representatives can lease a car and have it paid for by you -- the taxpayer. And it's not just the car, but gas, registration, insurance the works.
And as CBS 2 HD found out, there's no limit on how much they can spend.
Congressman Charles Rangel was recently seen getting out of his Cadillac DeVille, which he leases for $774 per month....
Congressman Gregory Meeks was recently seen waiting for Congressman John Conyers to step out of Meeks' Lexus LS460, which Meeks leases for $998 per month.
All those leases are picked up by taxpayers through a little-known program available only to members of the House of Representatives.
Members of the House who choose to lease through the program have had a great deal of leeway.
(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Bump for later
I heard Levin talking about that tonight. Rotten bastards are renting Lincolns and Beemers for $700 to $900 per month, plus gas, insurance, etc, etc
Your tax dollars at work PING
Don;t even talk of the perks they get when they "retire" from office..
They also go out to dinner and drink $400 wine paid for by someone trying to buy thier influence.
That pig Rangel said his constituents WANT him to ride around in a Cadillac. What a buffoon. People is this country really need to wake up. These morons in Congress are out of control. I hope this isn’t that “new direction” everyone said they wanted to go in prior to the last election.
No wonder Congress doesn’t give a rat’s behind about gas prices. How much longer are we going to put up with this crap?
I got tar. You got feathers?
They do give a rat's ass about it. It gives them another problem they created to flim flam the great unwashed. And this tack has worked for years. Why give up a good thing.
No surprise, but until enough people kick up a fuzz it will be business as usual.
I hate to tell you this but it is.
What bothers me is not enough people are raising enough stink about this. The frog is at about half the boiling point and doesn't know it.
Democratic Congressmen... mafia dons at heart.
“What bothers me is not enough people are raising enough stink about this.”
This is such a small matter compared to their complete waste of hundreds of billions of dollars annually that it hardly merits attention.
If you found out that your financial manager had put your entire $100 million savings into an idiotic company that had patented ceiling wax, you wouldn’t be too concerned that he had been charging you $1 a month for potato chips.
But I would have to say you missed the point of the article. While they preach conservation to us they spend on themselves like royalty. But they do it with our money.
it was the House Bank and House Post Office which helped set the stage for the 1994 destruction of their Congress of Corruption.
Maybe this can be another arrow in the quiver to start another conservative revolution to pick up where we left off before turned into them.
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