Monday, February 6, 2012

Did Ron Paul Double Bill for Political Trips?

Roll Call has found 8 instances in which evidence shows that Ron Paul (R TX) may have been reimbursed by both the US taxpayer and others for travel to and from DC. 

Other records are too incomplete but RC says there are indications that there may be many more cases of problematic travel and that after 2009 rule changes prevent reporters from being able to identify why Congress members are getting repaid by taxpayers for their trips.

Of course, the Libertarian presidential candidate's people deny any wrong doing.

But as one of those taxpayers I'd say full disclosure needs to be reinstated as soon as possible.

Politicians should be held accountable for every trip. 

We pay them enough and dipping into taxpayers' and political supporters' wallets for the same trip shouldn't happen.

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