How often do people get to use other people's money -- taken from them by force of law -- to benefit (directly or indirectly) the places where their relatives work? The answer would be "never" . . . unless you're a member of Congress.
Any candidate aiming to portray himself as the "outside the Beltway" contender should certainly be talking about these abuses -- and linking them to a Capitol culture of entitlement, which springs from a too-powerful government taking too much taxpayer money to do too many "good" things with money that isn't theirs.
Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.
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