Your Commander was enjoying a pleasant Easter afternoon watching a televised golf tournament on Hilton Head Island (a beautiful place we love to visit), while also browsing on my computer when I ran across an article on Forbes.com, and I almost lost my lunch.
The link is below, but the details of this latest fiasco by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and his cast of fellow characters is short so you need not hit the link, unless you want to check my reporting accuracy.
In essence the story reports the fact that during the current two week Senate Recess, Reid is leading a group of nine other Senators for what is called a “meet and greet” with senior Chinese officials. The first question I have is who approved this trip, and how much will it cost the American taxpayer? It would be interesting to determine who made-up the official party beyond the ten U.S. Senators, and who is paying for them? Was the trip even necessary and in the best interest of the American public?
The Forbes article written by Eric Breaker indicates that Senator’s Richard Shelby (R-AL), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Ensi (R-WY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Reid’s Communications Director John Summers make-up the official party. I have further learned that enroute to China the entourage made a stop in Macao, which would suggest Reid was placating the gambling businesses in his native Nevada and exposing his fellow Senators to the gambling dens they operate in the Far East too.
This entire trip stinks to high heaven, but I bet nothing will ever be said or done about this blatant abuse of our precious treasury dollars. Do the words ARROGANCE, SPECIAL PRIVILEGE, AND CRIMINAL WASTE come to your mind? They sure do to mine.
Wouldn’t it be interesting to determine what other trips were conducted by the other Senators and members of the House during his important two week recess? When is this crap going to stop, and who is going to do it? ROME BURNS WHILE NERO FIDDLES. Your Commander does not appreciate the heat, certainly does not approve of the use of our fiddle without them even asking, and suggests we get the offenders out of the kitchen!