Elected officials should pay for own vacations

2013-04-07T00:00:00Z Elected officials should pay for own vacations nwitimes.com
April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Our people are losing jobs and homes, the food prices are out of sight, gas is up. Our president goes to Hawaii once or twice, costing $4 million a trip, then he goes golfing with a professional for three days in Florida, costing the taxpayers $350,000.

Now, the vice president goes to Europe with his family for two nights in Paris and London, and guess what -- the American taxpayers paid $1 million. Nancy Pelosi takes her vacation in California with many guests using military transportation. 

I'm not finished. Congressmen and senators have a private shop with professionals to cut hair, shave them, and have their shoes shined. Who pays for this, the American taxpayers, the cost $350,00 a year.

I am 82 years young and take two showers a day, shave myself, and I even shine my own shoes, something I learned in the service. After going through the Constitution, I cannot find anything that compels taxpayers to pay for their high-priced vacations.

- Romano "Rocky" Rubino, Highland

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