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Congress Travels More, Public Pays

• Wall Steet Journal
The expenses racked up by U.S. lawmakers traveling here for a conference last month included one for the "control room."

Besides rooms for sleeping, the 12 members of the House of Representatives rented their hotel's fireplace-equipped presidential suite and two adjacent rooms. The hotel cleared out the beds and in their place set up a bar, a snack room and office space. The three extra rooms -- stocked with liquor, Coors beer, chips and salsa, sandwiches, Mrs. Fields cookies and York Peppermint Patties -- cost a total of about $1,500 a night. They were rented for five nights.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 In these hard economic times, I wouldn't expect our illustrious Congresswhores to stop jetsetting just because we sheeple are hurting.  That would be unpatrotic!

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