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Thursday, August 07, 2008

In Flyover Country: Taxpayer Waste Relegated to the Funny Pages

Excerpted from this post at In Flyover Country
The Des Moines Register today outlined what was reported first here In Flyover Country, that Chet Culver and five in his entourage flew business class - at a cost of $47,000 to the taxpayer - during a trade mission trip to China in May. Rather than do a true expose on the story, the Register instead chose to relegate it to their funny pages: The Iowa Ear, which is a cute play on the happenings in government and campaigns. This doesn't belong there. ... Fitting they went to China, where under communism, the bureaucrats control all the money, and treat themselves to luxuries the common proletariat is unable to ever achieve. Hmmmm...starting to sound a little familiar. All of which the Governor will have to account for when trying to seem empathetic to flood victims at next month's pomp-and-circumstance special session.

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