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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Pay for Printing Act

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Pay for Printing Act

U.S. Senators DeMint (R-South Carolina), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are introducing the Pay for Printing Act, which would require senators to pay for celebratory or commemorative resolutions out of their own budgets, rather than using taxpayer funds.

“The printing of symbolic, nonbinding resolutions has gotten out of hand and it’s costing taxpayers more of their hard-earned dollars,” DeMint said. “This bipartisan legislation simply requires senators to take responsibility for paying for the cost of printing these symbolic resolutions out of their own office budgets. This will require senators to be more judicious with taxpayer dollars and hopefully cut down on many of these unnecessary resolutions.”



Another good job by Rand.

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If it gets them to think before acting

I'm all for it. Hopefully it would carry over to other spending.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Wow, Bob Corker did something

Wow, Bob Corker did something conservative for once? Is hell going to freeze over next?

Breaking: Hell Freezes Over! Jul 17, 2012 at 17:55:05 PM EDT

As predicted when Hell freezes over...

See portrait of Satan taking a break in a snow storm: http://www.bluevirginia.us/diary/7147/breaking-hell-freezes-...

The Romney campaign says he has released as many [tax] returns as candidate John Kerry did in 2004, and cites Teresa Heinz Kerry's refusal to release any of her tax returns. Neither is an apt comparison. John Kerry actually released returns from 1999 through 2003, and also released tax returns during his Senate runs. As for Teresa Heinz, Romney isn't the wealthy spouse of a candidate, but the candidate himself. In 2008, John McCain released two years of returns, but he had been filling out financial disclosure forms for decades as a senator. Romney protests that he is not legally obliged to release any tax returns. Of course not. He is no longer in the realm of the private sector, though, where he can comply with the letter of the law with the Securities and Exchange Commission and leave it at that...

Chart comparing Presidential Income Tax Returns.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I hate waste.

But this is tripping over a trillion Dollars to save a million.