Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Champion of the taxpayers???

From the Tennessee Democratic Party...


U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) arrived stateside last week after a government-funded "ethanol fact-finding mission" which included military jet travel to Brazil, touring in the colonial-era city of Salvador, and an evening in the Airau Amazon Towers hotel.

The Congressman has proposed 5% across the board cuts to "non-defense, non-homeland security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2007."[2]

The federally-funded travel excursion included a number of lavish details including a "spouse program coordinator" for all of the spouses of the House International Relations subcommittee on Latin America. Rep. Blackburn's trip at taxpayer's expense on a military jet for her and her husband to beautiful Brazil certainly taught her more about ethanol than a trip to Iowa could provide. On second thought, we don't want her going to Iowa; she might think she has a shot at the presidency.

Interesting...I wonder what kind of form letter I'd get in response to this?