AP's New SMEAR: RP travels 1st Class! Without citing that he returns $141k/yr to Treasury!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 05:19
They're getting so desperate it's ridiculous!
Makes one wonder, shouldn't they actually hire an accountant or an actuarian before doing pieces like this?
Right, IF their intention weren't for it to be a hitpiece. My bad. What was I thinking? Of course, it'd be a Black Swan for MSM to write up a favorable piece on Dr. Paul, let alone a fair one.
I think WaPo's AP story was stupid enough to have an open comment section. Takeout some popcorn & QWERTY away!
Comment of the Day ;)
Well, he tried to catch a ride in a kennel on top of Mitt's car
...but apparently those tickets were all booked up ~ AtlasSwims
Ron Paul wants big spending cuts as president, spends big on first-class travel in Congress
By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, January 16, 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to his home state. The practice conflicts with the image that Paul portrays as the only presidential candidate serious about cutting federal spending.
Paul flew first class on at least 31 round-trip flights and 12 one-way flights since May 2009 when he was traveling between Washington and his district in Texas, according to a review by The Associated Press of his congressional office expenses. Four other round-trip tickets and two other one-way tickets purchased during the period were eligible for upgrades to first-class after they were bought, but those upgrades would not be documented in the expense records.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Paul, whose distrust of big government is the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, trusts the more expensive government rate for Continental Airlines when buying his tickets. Paul chose not to buy the cheaper economy tickets at a fraction of the price because they aren’t refundable or as flexible for scheduling, his congressional staff said...
Washington, DC: Congressman Ron Paul has returned $141,580 of unspent office funds to the US Treasury. This represents just over 9% of the total office funds, and an increase over the $100,000 returned last year.