Monday, August 2, 2010

Baron Hill has no conscience

That's the only explanation I can find for the following:

Within the span of one week, I received two "mailings" from Rep. Baron Hill.

The second trumpeted Hill's support for veterans.

The first announced "5 ways I'm working to get federal spending under control".

This one was especially amusing/frustrating. One can easily tell how (in)effective Baron has been in controlling spending in Washington DC-- both in terms of his votes and his voice.

The kicker: Reason #5 is "serving as an example". The explanation: "Rep. Hill doesn't just talk about fiscal responsibility, he leads by example."

Then, in small print on the other side: "This mailing was prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense." This is called the "franking privilege"-- the ability to inform his constituents (i.e., campaign) at taxpayer expense. An "example"? An example of what?


UPDATE: We got another version of the same "fiscal conservative"-- "leading by example" taxpayer-financed mailing yesterday! Are you kidding me?

1 Comments:

At August 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Keith said...

I guess the lesson here is that not all examples are positive ones. You can learn (and I hope the voters do) from the mistakes of others!

 

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