Democrats Outspend GOP 2-1 on Taxpayer Funded Auto Car Leases

Democrats Outspend GOP 2-1 on Taxpayer Funded Auto Car Leases

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Talk about living large although one is anything but, Progressives, although the minority in both Houses are spending  taxpayer dollars as if they were the majority.  One of the taxpayer funded perks taken advantage of by the Congressional Democrats who are outspending Republicans 2-to-1 is car leasing.

Washington Free Beacon by Todd Shepherd

…Democrats’ spending on leases totaled $65,669 compared to $29,994 for Republicans in the third quarter of 2017. Nineteen Republicans expensed their lease during this timeframe, compared to 34 Democrats.

The Washington Free Beacon analyzed data going back one year. Democrats outspent Republicans by more than 2 to 1 in the last two quarters, but the gap was smaller during the two quarters prior to that. However, the Democrats still outspent the GOP in each quarter…

“Members are permitted to use their member’s representational allowance for any purpose that’s allowed under the House rules, which include leasing cars,” said Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste.

“However, there are many members that don’t spend all of their [allowance] money and give some of it back to the treasury. That would be very difficult to do for House Democrats based on the amount of money they’re spending on car leases”[…]

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