The most recent trip – lasting seventeen days – included lavish dinners, fancy hotels and expensive cocktail parties. In the last decade alone, ABC News reports that these frivolous expenditures may cost the American tax-payer as much as $12 million dollars. Worst of all, the reports documenting their findings have gone largely unnoticed upon their return.
Given the deteriorating conditions of our roads and highways and the myriad of problems we face domestically, wouldn’t this money serve a better purpose on anything else here at home?
Over the years, I have become increasingly disenchanted with the wasteful tendencies of the federal government, but this is an all time low.