Skip to comments.Budget deal includes $174K payout to widow of millionaire Senator
Posted on 10/16/2013 4:19:56 PM PDT by navysealdad
Buried inside the budget deal brokered by Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid: a payout to the millionaire widow of the late Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg. There is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.
Agreed to by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate.
Lautenbergs networth $56.8 million last year
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The ‘rats could use more donations.
The (ignored) Constitution says the budget is controlled
by the House, but Boehner says it is all up to Reid.
It’s all just club money for the Potomac society.
If that’s the death benefit or payout ‘earned’ by any senator based on his length of service in office, Lautenberg’s personal wealth should be irrelevant.
It would be worth looking at whether there should be such a benefit/payout at all, but the members’ personal wealth should not be a factor in whether their heirs receive it.
You can always count on the Republicans to bow to the Rats.
There is not one wit of difference between the 2 political parties. None. But I don’t blame them. They only represent what the voters want. They must, why else would they be elected/reelected? The voters who put these cockroaches into power deserve every bit of the economic and societal crap storm that’s inevitably coming. Unfortunately like most human caused disasters there is ‘collateral damage’.......
Problem is that the thieves in Congress are the ones saying that they were re-elected. Somehow I have a problem with that these days.
Use the money to bury Mrs. Lautenberg next to her Nazi husband by Monday. BTW, have we ever determined which side Frank the fascist fought for?
Shameful. Had they not taken August off, the widow Lautenberg could have had this money sooner. /s
This payment to Bonnie Lautenberg was in every version of the CR that the House sent to the Senate. It wasn’t added during the McConnell/Reid process.