Does 'spending freeze' mean Congress won't waste $1 million traveling to the NEXT fruitless climate summit? 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi feels your pain. Such a hassle it is to spend other people's money to take a European vacation at the Copenhagen climate summit, which produced no tangible result.

For 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen, food and rooms for two nights cost $4,406 tax dollars each. That's $2,200 a day - more than most Americans spend on their monthly mortgage payment. The group expense report was filed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. She wouldn't talk about it when our producer tried to ask...Pelosi's office did offer an explanation for the high room charges. Those who stayed just two nights were charged a six-night minimum at the five-star Marriott. One staffer said, they strongly objected to no avail. You may ask how they'll negotiate a climate treaty, if they can't get a better deal on hotel rooms.

These congressmen. Next thing you know, they'll be exempting themselves from the new taxes they vote for.

Oh, wait...

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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