Skip to comments.Hunter bunks at his office in Washington
Posted on 06/26/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT by South40
When Rep. Duncan Hunter finishes a work day on Capitol Hill, he doesnt retreat to a condominium or a house in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, like many of his congressional colleagues.
Instead, the 52nd District representative heads back to his office in The Cannon House Office Building, pulls out an inflatable camping pad, and sleeps. He showers after working out at a local gym.
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Almost anywhere else in the country this would be a crime. But our betters don’t need to follow the rules do they?
“But our betters dont need to follow the rules do they?”
?? Please explain in detail.
If it is a crime, that’s ridiculous. I think that he’s doing the smart thing - saves time & money. Why blow a bunch of cash on rent and commuting?
Former military combat officer Hunter probably has slept many nights in less comfortable places than his Congressional office...
Those who have had the Hunters (both son and father) as the reps have been blessed with the truly Real American political family out there
I’ll bet it smells funky in there.
In the Marine Corps, we call it being a "geographical bachelor." Having been a "geographical bachelor" myself, it is a very hard life. Your moments with your family are few but transportation and family relationship costs are high. It is like being in a long endurance race, with the focus not on yourself, but others. Very commendable, but a really hard row to plow.
OBTW, sleeping in his office is allowed.
?? Please explain in detail.
I think I did by stating that it is against the law to "live" in your office just about everywhere except DC.
Sadly the legislature became pretty much full time after the introduction of air conditioning.
I think previously it was so hot and humid they gave the taxpayers a little relief in the summer time by adjourning.
You would lose that bet. I've visited Hunter in his office. I've sat in his chair. I spent a good 30 mins in his office and I never smelled anything bad.
Really? Just about everywhere you say? Good luck backing that one up. It looks like you just doubled down on your own ignorant post!
Sr is my neighbor and my friend; I've known him since the early 80s. He was my Representative when he served in congress. His son was my Rep also until redistricting. Now I am represented by the liberal kook Susan Davis. Ugg.
Why blow a bunch of cash on rent and commuting?
Because the tax payers give him a monthly housing allowance of around 4000 dollars a month for him to live and he is pocketing the money. If he would refuse the 4 grand than I would be impressed. He is using government property for his housing AND getting paid for it. Yep that should be a crime.
Sorry RM. You are the ignorant one. You think that you can live where you work? Are you on drugs? Seriously try saying to your boss in any work environment that you want to move in (or sleep on the couch 5 days out of 7) and he will reject the idea completely. I know most folks cannot use their place of work as their living area. I don’t know if you didn’t understand Drill Thrawl or what, but you are 100 percent incorrect!!!!!
Be impressed Naps. There is no 'housing allowance'. Members of congress can get a $3000 tax deduction to mitigate the cost of renting a place while in Washington. Since Hunter does not rent a place he cannot receive the deduction.
They even get a special tax deduction of $3,000 to write off living expenses when away from their congressional districts or home states.
In a previous life, I worked for a civil engineering firm. One of my duties while I was there was to ressearch zoning codes to see what was legal or illegal for a given property be it residential, commericial or industrial. In everytown and city I reseached it was illegal for a person to habitate in a commericial (read office or small business) or industrial zone building.
Millions of people may do it and get away with it but it is generally illegal.
If you say something like this on FR, you should be able to back it up.
BTW, those locations I mentioned above, were places that I availed myself of the office couch, fold out bed, or futon for months at a time. Not just a night here and there.
My office is less than 5 miles from my home so I rarely sleep there. But I have on several occasions and it defies logic to say doing so was illegal.
Really now... care to explain? He's saving the taxpayers huge amounts of lodging $$$ by bunking at the worksite.