Sometimes I get up in the morning and feel that I cannot face another rant at dishonest politicians who take every opportunity to relieve us of our money to fund their increasingly bizarre ideological beliefs.
I had to double check the date on this press release three times before I could bring myself to believe that it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day hoax.
An honest and diligent politician has run his office in a frugal and responsible manner, managed to save $100,000 of his annual budget and returned it to the Treasury to ease the burden on tax payers everywhere.
He is, of course, the Libertarian, Ron Paul. You might have guessed.
With what glee would we have greeted a similar press release regarding a British politician, with what urgency would we have rushed to the polls to vote for him?
The main parties vie with each other to find new and ‘enticing’ – apparently to we voters – ways in which to mug us. Here is an object lesson in perfect vote winning PR that costs nothing.
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2010
Congressman Paul Returns Over $100,000 to Treasury
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ron Paul has continued to run his Congressional office in a frugal manner, and was able to return more than $100,000 from his allotted office budget to the Treasury this year, an increase over the $90,000 returned last year.
“Since my first year in Congress representing the 14th district I have managed my office in a frugal manner, instructing staff to provide the greatest possible service to the people of the 14th district at the least possible cost to taxpayers,” said Paul.
h/t to W. E. Messamore.