Monday, August 10, 2009

I need your help!

I would like the help of all of you out there that believe in fiscal responsibility. There was a story at about ten lawmakers — six Democrats and four Republicans that spent 11 days on an international junket in some of the most breathtaking spots on Earth. Then they stuck taxpayers with the $500,000-plus bill in the name of "climate change" fact finding. My Congressman, Randy Neugebauer, was one of those members that took his wife along on this taxpayer paid trip to study the dangers of climate change. I posted a respectful request on his Face Book page that he repay his and his wife's portion of the trip that was billed to taxpayers. Within minutes, that post was taken down by him or one of his staffers. I sent him a message asking for an explanation and offered him a chance to give his side of the story. His silence was deafening!

I would like you to post on his Face Book page or contact his office and ask him to repay his portion of the Junket. I was a supporter of Mr. Neugebauer until today. His actions are no different than the Pelosi's and Reed's of the world. Mr. Neugebauer claims to be a conservative; Congressman,
that is not how true conservatives react to their constituents. It is time that we demand from all of our members of Congress to stop this wasteful spending. I realize all members of Congress take these wasteful trips in the name of "fact finding," but it must stop and stop now. Contact all of these members and ask that they repay the American taxpayer for their vacations.

Other members of the "climate change" fact finding trip:
Reps. Frank Lucas, R-Okla.; Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash; Mike Ross, D-Ark.; Russ Carnahan, D-Mo.; Charlie Melancon, D-La.; John Tanner, D-Tenn.; Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas; Bob Inglis, R-S.C.; Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.; and Adrian Smith, R-Neb. Spouses accompanied Ross, Carnahan, Melancon, Tanner, Neugebauer, and Lucas.

UPDATE: I was just informed by Chad Hasty, Lubbock TX talk show host, that he asked Rep. Neugebauer about this trip during an interview this morning. Mr. Neugebauer stated that he paid for his wifes expenses for the trip. That is good to hear, but it is not enough. These types of "fact finding" missions need to be done away with.

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