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1 posted on 01/13/2009 1:47:15 PM PST by FRGOPPER
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"I can save my family $1,500 a month by sleeping on a cot in my office as opposed to getting a fancy place that's maybe a little bit more comfortable."

save his family money? isn't rent included in his expense account?
2 posted on 01/13/2009 1:52:16 PM PST by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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Thank the lord, you mean there actually is “one” American in the US Congress that cares about something other than themselves, power, greed, and ego? Wow, a small flicker of hope in the coming darkness.


3 posted on 01/13/2009 1:52:27 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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Nice sentiment, but Mr. Chaffetz is making a mistake -- there is more than money involved in being able to leave the office and sleep someplace else.

He'll burn himself out ... and then go rent a place.

He could save money by finding a room mate among the other representatives -- there are lots of congress critters who do. (Let's leave Bawney's Bwothel out of it....)

4 posted on 01/13/2009 1:56:39 PM PST by r9etb
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Every two years we get the same articles about freshman Congress critters bunking in their offices.

Only the names change.

5 posted on 01/13/2009 1:57:02 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the opium of the people.)
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Jeepers. We have a spare room and live handy to the Metro...


6 posted on 01/13/2009 1:58:04 PM PST by sinanju
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Geez, at least spring for a pull-out couch.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 1:59:50 PM PST by jbwbubba
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Give him time. As soon as he drinks the water, its over.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 2:01:45 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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His office has a bathroom & shower?
10 posted on 01/13/2009 2:01:54 PM PST by TexasCajun
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I think I saw this already...but I think its cool that Chaffetz is doing this.

And no surprise....he unseated Chris Cannon, a very pro-illegal/anti-American GOP House rep....even though Chaffetz did not have the money or the resources like Cannon did (Cannon was backed by the US Chamber of Commerce/Collective of Communists...and other pro-illegal/anti-American groups).

Sad some of the negative comments on here...Chaffetz seems to be an upstanding man...and kudos for his Utah district for voting him in (now if Utahns would just get rid of their pro-illegal/anti-American governor Huntsman...)


11 posted on 01/13/2009 2:05:39 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The US Chamber of Commerce is really the Anti-American Collective of Communists)
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“I can save my family $1,500 a month by sleeping on a cot in my office...”
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An impressive gesture would have been...

“I can save the taxpayers $1,500 a month by sleeping on a cot in my office...”

BTW I dont think that is legal as a permanent thingy...

At times of all night sessions, yes...

But not as a 2 year event...


16 posted on 01/13/2009 2:36:04 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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