How Far Does $1.09 Go Towards Office Supplies? Ask Ron PaulSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 00:07
A big part of Ron Paul’s Libertarian-informed message is fiscal conservatism. And he has the campaign records to prove it.
ProPublica surveyed the campaign finance filings of the Texas congressman running for the GOP presidential nomination, and found that Paul’s campaign cataloged practically every petty cash expenditure – even though candidates don’t need to write down individual expenditures totaling less than $200.
Pro Publica notes:
Every bank fee, every 22 cents at a FedEx, every $1 toll on the Florida turnpike, every $5.09 pit stop at any Starbucks anywhere, every doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts and Dough Nutz — it's all right there, itemized in the Paul campaign's copious expenditure reports. In 160 instances so far, the campaign has reported purchases costing a single dollar or less.
This comes in contrast to reports from the other GOP primary contenders...