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Administration Lashes Out at Congressmenís Failure to Consume Office Budget Allowance
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Feb 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 02/23/2013 9:36:15 AM PST by John Semmens

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) held a press event to announce he is returning $600,000 in unused funds to the US Treasury. The Senator said he was “proud of the fiscal prudence shown by my staff in making sure we are as efficient as possible with the taxpayers’ money.” This is the second time Paul has refunded money. Last year he returned $500,000.

Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) also announced his office was returning $160,000 in unspent funds. “At a time when Americans are tightening their budgets, I have made an effort to do the same with my Congressional office budget,” Mulvaney said.

Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney denounced the refunds, calling them “political grandstanding” and “deliberate attempts to undermine the nation’s confidence in the president’s program. Given the perilous state of the economy the President has made it clear that maintaining a high level of government spending is essential to sparking economic recovery. The savings on computers, paper and ink that Senator Paul boasts he has achieved are the exact opposite of what the President wants.”

The press secretary promised that “these uncooperative actions will not succeed. The amounts diverted by these Congressional misers are small enough that a single additional trip to a golf course outside of the D.C. area by the president can expend sufficient funds completely obliterate their negative impact.”

Carney speculated that “seeing their errant penny-pinching wiped out by a leisure expenditure benefiting the President could be a severe blow to the morale of these right-wing obstructionists.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2013/02/23/administration-lashes-out-at-congressmens-failure-to-consume-office-budget-allowance/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: deficit; obama; satire; spending

1 posted on 02/23/2013 9:36:27 AM PST by John Semmens
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2 posted on 02/23/2013 9:37:46 AM PST by John Semmens
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3 posted on 02/23/2013 9:38:47 AM PST by John Semmens
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4 posted on 02/23/2013 9:39:49 AM PST by John Semmens
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5 posted on 02/23/2013 9:41:36 AM PST by John Semmens
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6 posted on 02/23/2013 9:42:19 AM PST by John Semmens
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7 posted on 02/23/2013 9:43:18 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

yeah that is about right


8 posted on 02/23/2013 9:48:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Right on the mark, John. Thanks !


9 posted on 02/23/2013 10:17:06 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If you missed FR as much as I did...please make an extra donation to keep it running...right now!)
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Another good one.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 11:27:34 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens

OMG John. That’s a classic. Save for posterity. Thanks for the post, and the ping.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 11:55:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

A lot of conressional offices get too much money. The excess is given to non profit operations during the year.

During their run for the office in the next election cycle those same non profits give money back to the congress member. Essentially they convert office money to campaign funds.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 12:27:46 PM PST by buffaloguy
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Brilliant! Thanks again for the ping.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 3:31:38 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
To quote a once-famous news person:
"Fake, but accurate."
Love it.
14 posted on 02/23/2013 3:34:36 PM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: John Semmens
Carney speculated that “seeing their errant penny-pinching wiped out by a leisure expenditure benefiting the President could be a severe blow to the morale of these right-wing obstructionists.”

That's hysterical. Thanks, John.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 3:41:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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You had me going for a minute.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 3:48:55 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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I AM STUPER SATIRE MAN!!!! OOK AT ME!!!!!! YAYYYY!!!!
17 posted on 02/23/2013 3:57:09 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: John Semmens
Now you've done it..you've stepped into reality...
Satire, HELL!

..& here's the sarasm tag..

18 posted on 02/24/2013 11:04:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: John Semmens

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) held a press event to announce he is returning $600,000 in unused funds to the US Treasury. The Senator said he was “proud of the fiscal prudence shown by my staff in making sure we are as efficient as possible with the taxpayers’ money.” This is the second time Paul has refunded money. Last year he returned $500,000.

AWESOME


19 posted on 02/25/2013 10:57:44 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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