Clyburn spending $1,139.26 per month, ranks among biggest spenders in Congress
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “On Your Dime“:
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about how Congress should cut the budget and be a better steward of taxpayer dollars. So, I thought I would take a look through the document that shows how lawmakers spend their office budgets.
My focus was narrowed to one basic question – how many members of the House spend money from their office accounts to lease automobiles, whether for use in their districts or while they are in Washington, D.C.
…the highest monthly cost for a leased vehicle was for the Delegate from Puerto Rico, Democrat Pedro Pierluisi, who pays $1,400 per month for an automobile lease.
That’s no shocker, since Pierluisi was found to be the biggest spender in the Congress in 2010.
…Next are a group of Democrats: Ed Towns (D-NY) at $1,285.06, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) at $1,258.76, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) $1,251.66, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) at $1,139.26 and Rep. Bobby Rush at $1,027.53.
…Is a vehicle lease over $1,000 or over a good way to spend taxpayer dollars?