When some people say it - they mean it! Case in point?
That would be US Representative Laura Richardson (D-CA). The Washington Times reported last week that her local office hosted a "briefing" for 1,000 senior citizens, paid from her congressional office fund. The Times reported the elaborate menu, with "singing and dancing" reported. The office funds are not to be used for social events.
This is not the first such alleged abuse by Rep Richardson. Two months ago, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the FBI to investigate her use of her office staff for campaigning functions.
Such is the arrogance of the progressives (and yes, the majority of these are by and large Democrats). They seek to pick our pockets via taxes, self-righteously claiming that they know better what to do with our money than do we. Now we see what they mean. They have the complicity and cooperation of their partners who run that bureaucratic machine known as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I hope this piece, and the Times article, sheds much needed light on these cockroaches.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you just how much that little "briefing lunch" cost us. Sit down. They shelled out of taxpayer funds, $20,000.00! Let me spell that out, just to make sure there is no confusion with all those zeros. That is Twenty Thousand Dollars! Isn't that just....special???